The Palaeontological Association Field Guide to Fossils, Number 13, Fossils from the Lower Lias of the Dorset Coast
October 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
The coastline of Dorset is spectacular and beautiful. It exposes a long squence of Jurassic age sedimentary rocks which, with its wealth of invertebrate, vertebrate and plant fossils, has long attracted palaeontologists – amateur, professional, interested holiday-maker, dedicated collector – and its international importance has been recognised by the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the pioneering work of early collectors like Mary Anning onwards, the area has been a cradle of palaeontology. The Lower Lias is particularly fossiliferous and this lavishly illustrated Guide covers all the fossil groups to be found by the collector in the field.