In 1900, in Barrington, near Cambridge, three men pose for a photograph alongside a partially-excavated fossil rhinocerus skill.

How can we imagine the interactions between these three men from very different social classes. Were they respectful of each other's knowledge? Or was it strongly hierarchical?

Liz Hide, Director of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, tells us more.

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The photograph

The photograph of (from left to right) C.E. Gray, Chief Assistant of the Sedgwick Museum, Arthur Hardman, quarryman, and Ernest Lloyd Jones, academic at the University of Cambridge.

black and white photograph of three men excavating a fossil

The fossil rhino skull

rhino skull

Close up of the label, which records that the rhino was presented by Ernest Lloyd-Jones and collected by C.E. Gray at Barrington in 1900.

Close up of the fossil's label