Smithson Publishes on Kirkdale Cave

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Summary

James Smithson publishes an article on his geological and paleontological observations on the formation of Kirkdale Cave in England, effectively refuting claims by other scientists that the fossils found inside were the result of the Noachian deluge.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Kirkdale Cave, England

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 13-14.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June, 1824

Topic

  • Museums
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Museum publications

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