International Dinosaur Discoveries

Early Dinosaur History Outside the United States

Where were dinosaur fossils first scientifically studied?

Dinosaur fossils were first scientifically studied in Europe and England, where many dinosaur fossils are found. This occurred fairly recently during the 1800s. In fact, three Englishmen—William Buckland (1784–1856), Gideon Mantell (1790–1852), and Richard Owen (1804–1892)—are now recognized as the “discoverers” of dinosaurs.


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