Fossils collected by a canal engineer William Smithin the early 19th century.
(active 4.5 billion BCE - Present)
19th c British Scientific Animals
collected c. 1815
London. British Museum.
Smith argued that gological strata could be identified by the fossils found in them. His work was published in a geological map of Britain in 1815.
Caption: MOTHER NATURE|Fossils collected by a canal engineer William Smithin the early 19th century. ||1815|Great Britain.
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