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An armoured jawless fish (a Cephalaspis, which is a kind of osteostracan). This creature evolved as it adapted to the transition from open sea to freshwater conditions in the Ludlow area towards the end of the Silurian. It had not evolved at the time the rocks beneath Whitcliffe were laid down, but fossils of the animal have been found in the younger rocks just to the east, downstream of Ludford Bridge.

Spirals are a beautiful shape. They have marvelous curves and convey energy and motion. Not only that, they are a truly efficient form used in nature, and we see them so many places in our every day lives!

This fossil is from Texas and existed in the Cretaceous Period, displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC

Technological & typological analysis of the stone artifact assemblages from Sibudu & Blombos Caves shows their diversity and discusses to what extent they can be grouped into homogeneous lithic sets.

This fearsome fossilized fish is preserved at the Sternberg Museum in Hays, Kansas. Posted by mike 11:03 AM | Comments/Permalink (0) Categories: Nature | top of page

We love to go Fossil Hunting on the UK Jurassic World Coast - if you're new to the game, here's some pointers from us: http://www.fossilandcrystalshop.com/blog/fossiling/