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Walk in Darwin’s Footsteps

Walk in Darwin’s Footsteps

The Up on the Downs coast is rich in both fossils and unusual plants, each able to offer evidence and clues to the changing make-up of the local environment, touching different times in the Earth’s history. But to stand a chance of finding these markers and then interpreting their clues, one needs the skills of a good detective.
Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin regularly visited the White Cliffs to study the fossils exposed in the face of the cliffs. His observations of the varying fossil forms, related to their locations in the strata, helped him to formulate his world-changing theory of evolution and natural selection.

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