Thank you for visiting my blog!
I am a freelance writer based in New England. I have the great misfortune of loving paleontology, but living in an area that is largely fossil-free. Because editor after editor of local publications were not interested in stories about paleontology elsewhere, because there was a decided lack of available opportunities to write about local fossils (or so I believed), and because I wanted a place to learn and write about fossils no matter where they originated, I created this blog. This is my outlet. This is my learning space. My hope is others will learn something from these posts, too!
Many people have helped create the content by answering my questions about their research, their artwork, their museums. The paleontologists, archaeologists, professors, students, museum staff and others with whom I have connected have been remarkably generous with their time and their help. Without them, this blog would not exist.
You can see the list of contributors here: Index of Contributors
I am profoundly grateful to them!
Please keep in mind I am not a paleontologist. I’m not a scientist. I am a writer. Any errors listed on these posts are my own. All images on this blog are also my own unless noted otherwise.
I’ve (so far) chosen not to include my name here because I want the content to speak for itself.
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Replica of the baby mammoth, Lyuba, as seen by the author of this blog at the Museum of Science, Boston 2012.