Dorothea Bate

Dorothea Bate
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Bate in Valletta, Malta on 5 April 1934.
Born8 November 1878[1]
Carmarthen, Wales
Died13 January 1951(1951-01-13) (aged 72)[1]
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England
Educationat home & Natural History Museum, London
OccupationPalaeontologist and archaeozoologist
AwardsWollaston Fund[2]

Dorothea Minola Alice Bate FGS (8 November 1878 – 13 January 1951), also known as Dorothy Bate, was a British palaeontologist, a pioneer of archaeozoology. Her life's work was to find fossils of recently extinct mammals with a view to understanding how and why giant and dwarf forms evolved.[3]

Early life

Born at Napier House,[4] Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Bate was the daughter of Police Superintendent Henry Reginald Bate (born in Co. Wexford, Ireland) and his wife Elizabeth Fraser Whitehill. She had an older sister and a younger brother.[1] She had little formal education and once commented that her education "was only briefly interrupted by school".[1]

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