Impressions from a Lost World: The Discovery of Dinosaur Footprints

Sketch of Geological Hammer, Edward Hitchcock

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Geologists use specially designed hammers to break open rocks for evidence of fossils or mineral structure and to create clean surfaces to aid in determining characteristics such as strength and composition. Edward Hitchcock designed his own hammer to have a small pick fitted into the handle.

Edward Hitchcock
paper, ink
Courtesy of:
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library