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Written and designed by Roy Shepherd. Special thanks to my wonderful wife
Lucinda Shepherd, friend Robert Randell and various experts for their support.

Useful Links

Below are a selection of useful websites recommended for the further study of palaeontology. If you experience any broken links please contact us.

Palaeontology resources

British Chalk Fossils by Robert Randell: A detailed study of the British Chalk and the fossils contained within it.

The Geological Conservation Review: An important series of publications documenting Britain's geological SSSIs.

UK Fossils by Alister Cruickshanks: A comprehensive review of UK fossil collecting locations.

Discuss Fossils by Alister Cruickshanks and Roy Bullard: A well established forum for discussing UK fossils in particular.

A Collection of Eocene and Oligocene Fossils by Alan Morton: A well organised visual database of fossils.

Geology of the Wessex Coast of Southern England by Ian West: A vast website providing detailed location reports.

Sheppey Fossils by Fred Clouter: A detailed website documenting the fossils of the London Clay on the Isle of Sheppey (Kent).

Fossils of the Gault Clay by Fred Clouter: Fossils of the Lower Cretaceous Albian (Gault Clay and Folkestone Beds) in the county of Kent.

The Plesiosaur Site by Richard Forrest: Detailed information on the order plesiosauria.

Jurassic Cliffs by Graeme Caselton: Useful fossil reports along the Dorset coast.

West Sussex Geology by David Bone: Information about the local geology and guided tours.

e-fossils by Mark O'Dell and Neville Hollingworth: Local collectors website featuring inland Mid-Jurassic locations.

Tonmo by Tony Morelli: Includes an interesting section covering cephalopod fossils.

Palaeontology groups, institutions and events

Natural History Museum Palaeontology Department: Home page of the museum's palaeontology department.

British Geological Survey: Centre for earth science information and expertise.

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival: Information about the annual festival.

The Geologists' Association: An association for the exchange of geological information.

Tertiary Research Group: A London based group with specialist interest in the Tertiary period.

Lyme Regis Museum: Explaining the local geology, fossils and public events.

Chalk East: Information about the Chalk of Eastern England.

Commercial & fossil tours



Junior Geo by William Verkaik: Provider of geological materials to schools and organiser of public fossil hunts.

Deposits Magazine by Alister Cruickshanks and Roy Bullard: A popular magazine documenting all things fossil and mineral.

Fossils Direct by Martin Rigby: A well regarded supplier of collector quality fossils.

NHBS: An online supplier of natural history publications including the Geological Conservation Review Series.

Modelspecimens by Nigel Larkin: Manufacturers of high quality fossil replicas, preparation and conservation services.

Fossil Walks by Chris Pamplin: Public fossil hunts along the Dorset coast.

Mirrorstone Crystals by Adrian Edwards: Provides a selection of internationally sourced crystals and fossils for sale.

Blue Chip Holidays Accommodation for Fossil hunting.

Foto Search Fossil Stock Photos at Foto Search. 

Join us on a fossil hunt

Left: A birthday party with a twist - fossil hunting at Peacehaven. Right: A family hold their prized ammonite at Beachy Head.

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