Prof. Dov Por dovpor at NETVISION.NET.IL
Fri Jan 7 16:08:47 CST 2000

To Thomas' question:
I think that the first to recognize  the fossils as "petrified"  animals and
plants was Conrad Gesner in" De Rerum Fossilium, Lapidum et Gemmarum maximae
, figuris et similitudinibus,Liber......Zurich 1565
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