• Question: who was the very first person to notice a dinasaur fossils?

    Asked by persionsupreme to Mike on 6 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 6 Jul 2012:

      I am not sure! I had a look around and it seems that our old friends the Greeks seemed to be big on it (they did everything first!) It seems that Aristotle certainly found fossils of sea creatures and did some thinking about them; that would be over 2300 years ago. Some Persian scientists around 1000 years ago also took a great interest in fossils. I can’t find much written about the time inbetween though!