In the early 19th century, ancient fossils formed the basis of cutting-edge discoveries. Geology still hovered between amateur pursuit and scientific profession. Mary Buckland, married to the dinosaur-discovering William, participated in international research networks, and was a silent partner in creating some of the new discipline's most important works.
BBC: Oxfordshire’s Oldest Dinosaurs.
William Buckland, Reliquiae Diluvianae.
Fernanda Castano, “Mary Buckland: A Fossiliferous Life.”
E.O. Gordon, The life and correspondence of William Buckland (1894)
M. Kölbl-Ebert, ‘Mary Buckland, née Morland 1797–1857’, Earth Sciences History, 16 (1997), 33–8
H. S. Torrens, ‘Buckland , Mary (1797–1857)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008.
Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)