Jul 29, 2019
If you thought Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was fun - wait till you hear the shocking true story of Thomas Jefferson, Monster Hunter! We're joined by Justin Mullis who presented his paper on Jefferson's work in Cryptozoology at the Of Gods and Monsters conference at Texas State in San Marcos, in April 2019.
Links of interest:
Martin Rudwick - The Meaning of Fossils
Glossopetrae - an outdated theory about fossilized shark teeth
Lee Alan Dugatkin's Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon - "the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century "
The full poem about Lewis & Clark's pursuit of Mammoth is on Page 11 of this digitized document.
Some additional reading suggested by listeners: