Phil Harding talks about the people who introduced dinosaurs to the modern world
The pioneers that paved the way in the study of palaeontology.
The first real major discoveries of dinosaurs and the recognition of just how old they were, was actually made in Britain and that is where the science first started. One of the pioneer people in the study of dinosaur and fossil hunting was a lady called Mary Anning. She was just an ordinary little lady. She really didn't have the respect at the time of so many of the academics and the scholars who were actually studying geology and she managed to get the confidence of some of them, and we now realise just what an important person she was. Gideon Mantell, he was another incredibly important man and Richard Owen I think is the third one, founder of the Natural History Museum and these people, they were the people who actually invented or introduced the name dinosaur to the world.