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Bassett, M.G. 1982. Formed stones, folklore and fossils . National Museum of Wales. Geological Series No. 1, Cardiff.

Knell, S. J. 1988. The Natural History of the Frodingham Ironstone . Scunthorpe: Scunthorpe Borough Museum and Art Gallery.

Kroeber, A. L. 1983. The Arapaho . Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, London.

Lindahl, C., McNamara, J. and J. Lindow 2000. Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopaedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs . Vol 1: A-K. Oxford: ABC-CLIO.

Oakley, K. P. 1974. Folklore of fossils. Part I. New York Paleontological Society Notes . 5 (1-2): 9-17.

Oakley, K. 1978. Animal fossils as charms Pp. 208-278. In: JR Porter and MS Russell (eds) Animals in Folklore, DS Brewer Ltd and Rowman & Littlefield.

Plot, R. 1705. The Natural History of Oxfordshire: being an essay towards the natural history of England . 2nd Edition by John Burman. London: Minet.