Foulke was active in many fields and social reform causes. This gallery focuses on his discovery in 1858 of a dinosaur skeleton in a marl pit in Haddonfield, N.J. Hadrosaurus foulkei, the first dinosaur discovered in America, was named after Foulke by Joseph Leidy.
This map follows a written description recorded by William Parker Foulke as he plotted the position of the marl pit where the bones of the Hadrosaurus were found.
This map follows a written description of William Parker Foulke as he travelled in the vicinity of Haddonfield with Dr. Joseph Leidy and Dr. John Lawrence LeConte to investigate bones and fossils found by local residents.
This map plots some of the written records kept by William Parker Foulke as he gathered bones and fossils found by residents of Haddonfield and the surrounding area. Foulke collected these on behalf of the the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
In 1858, William Parker Foulke dug up the first complete dinonsaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey. In 2017, the papers related to that dig were digitized at the American Philosophical Society. This is a project to promote these records.Learn More about the Project
These maps were created by Sam Christensen, Kate Lenart, and Steve Marti of the University of Delaware; this site was built by Scott Ziegler and Bayard Miller of the American Philosophical Society.Learn More About the Team
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