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Patrick will illustrate how college students and amateur geologists, among others, can research geological history by applying genealogy techniques to solve etymological problems in fossil, mineral, and mineral collection names. The talk will use five Irish case studies: the etymological hunt for the Ichthyorachis newenhami fossil; revealing the Miss Cotter behind the mineral variety ‘cotterite’; discovering the ‘finger-lickin’ background to…

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