Bones of contention

Deborah Cadbury goes back to the Victorian era to track down the strange creatures abroad at the dawn of archaelogy in The Dinosaur Hunters

The Dinosaur Hunters - Deborah Cadbury

We live in times where the idea of dinosaurs is familiar, even banal. It’s hard to imagine these creatures were once unknown, or a time when scientists, fearful for what was implied about Creation, were utterly baffled by the enormous fossilised bones.

Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2000/oct/15/historybooks.scienceandnature