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James Hall (1811-1898), American geologist and palaeontologist. Hall worked on the Geological Survey of New York State, USA from 1836. His discoveries were published in a thirteen-volume book, in which he discussed the area's stratigraphy, the placement of fossils in the rock layers. Hall was an expert on invertebrate fossils, discovering and naming many new species. He was appointed as the first president of the Geological Society of America.
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