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Posted 12/16/2011   7:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add lithograving to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There doesn't seem to be a previous thread about
Paleontology, the study of prehistoric life.

Two West German stamps from 1978 depict fossils found at the Messel Pit near Darmstadt.
The pit deposits were formed during the Eocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period about 47 million years ago
as stated in this wikipedia article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messel_pit


Palaeochiropteryx tupaiodon the ancestors of modern bats





This Propalaeotherium was a type of early horse but not the ancestors of the modern horse.
Propalaeotheria died out about 34 million years ago.

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Posted 12/16/2011   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Switzerland : Salamander.



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Posted 12/16/2011   8:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
lithograving,

I cannot believe it....That is were I grew up! Been to the messel pit
several times during my school years. Dieburg is my hometown.

I do have also these stamps but here is a map from where I grew up!

I am going to have a Calvados with my beer and get homesick...




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Posted 12/16/2011   8:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow Fifia what a coincidence.

After I read the Wikipedia article I kind of had a real
desire to see that Messel pit.
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Posted 12/16/2011   8:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cynical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fifia: so that's why you had the Heidelberg stamps. I used to hang out in Rastatt and Baden-Baden.
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Cynical I bet you had fun with the schönen jungen Mädeln
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Posted 12/16/2011   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cynical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Litho: forgot to say in my post to Fifia that this is a great thread theme. My stamps mostly predate the 1950s. Am I right in thinking that the majority of the images will be after that date?
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Posted 12/16/2011   8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cynical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Litho: the ladies recognized me as a shy, introverted innocent and teased the hell out of me. I enjoyed every minute of it.
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I haven't really checked as to whats out there cynical but I agree
there wouldn't be too many stamps pre-1950 with a Paleontology
theme.

Here are a couple more from Switzerland similar to Rod's
Pro Patria showing a fossilized shell and fish, sorry I don't
know the genus, perhaps these two are just plain generic.



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Gentlemen....easy on the German girls. My youngest son was a helicopter pilot (now in the Air Force) and stationed in Heidelberg
for 4 years flying the command helicopter for general Clark (I think he was the Nato commander at that time).

Litho, if you ever decide to travel to Messel let me know and I hook you up with the 'locals'. I still have good friends back there and Dieburg has a Stamping Club!

Fifia
How about this baby? from Belgium..

and this from Kenia...


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Posted 12/16/2011   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fifia thanks for the invite, if I ever do go I would love to
go with you.


Edit: OOPS, forgot to add, I would first have to get permission from
the wife.
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Not a problem, you can bring her along!!

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Quote:
Not a problem, you can bring her along!


I don't know Fifia, wouldn't that make it a 3some?

or maybe I'm thinking of Three's a Crowd
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Posted 12/16/2011   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Homo Erectus stamp is a great example since
I believe Kenya was were the skull was discovered.
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Birth of paleontology
It is with Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes real prehistory would see the day. He demonstrated, in 1836, irreversibly, of flint stones cut and associated fossil animals had been shaped by men "from before the flood".
Although very convincing, his arguments were very controversial, and it will have to wait twenty years for the concept of a very old man is accepted, with the discoveries of the English Falconer near Abbeville, Prestwich and Evans at Saint-Acheul (this village will give its name to a culture, the acheulean), and the prominent French paleontologist Albert Gaudry on the same site in 1859.

It is in 1853 as the evidence and the upheaval in thoughts lead Marcel de Serres to propose the term "human paleontology".
The year 1856 is marked by two exceptional events, the discovery by Johan Karl Fuhlrott of the famous cap from human Neandertal in Germany, near Düsseldorf, and the first report of studies on the no less famous Dryopithecus Saint-Gaudens by Édouard Lartet.







Here is the rest of the information.

http://timbreetdent.free.fr/sujets/...ntologie.htm

Right click and translate with Bing!

Hope it works
and what was this Three are a Crowd? We talk when we get there!

Fifia



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