John William Dawson
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Pictou,Nova Scotia
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Educational background  :
Degree from University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Sir William Dawson's name is especially associated with Eozoon canadense, which in 1865 he described as an organism having the structure of a foraminifer. It was found in the Laurentian rocks, regarded as the oldest known geological system.

  • Dawson recorded his discoveries and exchanged fossils with other geologists from the Pictou and Joggings areas.

  • They discovered the remains of some of the earliest known reptiles, along with other rare fossils, propelling this part of the world into the international spotlight.

  • Peter Redpath Museum of Natural History houses many specimens from Dawson’s personal collection.

Bibliography  :
Eden Lost and Won; Studies of the Early History and Final Destiny of Man as Taught in Nature and Revelation ,The geological history of the North Atlantic: Presidential address, Modern Ideas of Evolution As Related to Revelation and Science .