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Re: 85 million-year-old dinosaur skull found in Japan

On Sat, 13 Oct 2007, franklin e. bliss wrote:

And I quote the article......

"The fossil was found in February 2004 by an amateur expert, but only
identified as the skull of a hadrosaurid after a delicate cleaning process."

I am trying to figure out what an amateur expert is??? I do know a few expert amateurs. Must be the translation.

Um, an amateur expert is one who is not getting paid ;)


a person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons
A person who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity as a pastime rather than as a profession.