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Before and After Gallery

Gallery of Preparatory Work

Before and after photographs of specimens prepared for the JESBI project.

Click on a specimen number to see work undertaken by our preparator Lorie Barber. Lorie is a skilled technician who uses specialised tools to extract fossils from the surrounding rock.



Did you know...

Arms for legs

The Plesiosaur mounted on the wall of the Lonsdale Room on the first floor has the front and rear limbs interchanged!

Curatorial Curiosities

Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe

Middle Palaeolithic Hand Axe: The flat-ended profile of this axe, found in Farnham, Surrey, is very characteristic of Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) craftsmanship of this period of the Middle Palaeolithic (25,000-40,000 BP). At one Neanderthal site in East Anglia a similar handaxe was found lodged in a Wooly Mammoth's tusk.