Mary Anning: The Role Of Women In Science

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Women were never seen as equals in society. They were always expected to tend the house, care for the children, and cook for the men. Some women did not feel they should be held from their full potential and chose to pursue what they felt was right for them. Many women were successful in science and within the scientific community, from fossil hunting to studying genes, they paved the road for many scientific discoveries. Mary Anning was born in 1799, to a poor family in the southern shores of Great Britain at Lyme Regis. Mary’s mother was named Mary, her brother, Joseph, and her father was Richard. Mary’s father was a cabinetmaker, but also collected fossils, he taught his wife and children everything about fossil hunting before he died
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