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RE: Dino-mite: Quarry gets exolosize treatment





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> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:45:13 +1000
> From: dannj@alphalink.com.au
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Dino-mite: Quarry gets exolosize treatment
>
> Quoting Tim Williams :
>
>
>> A big *YAWN* from the fossil excavators of Dinosaur Cove in SE Australia.
>
> Australia has had a long history of using explosives to remove overburden 
> from fossils. When
> Schevill was excavating *Kronosaurus* in the 1930s, one of his assistants was 
> known as 'The
> Maniac' for his fondness (perhaps over-fondness) for using explosives.
>
> What's more, when the fossils arrived at Harvard the recipients were 
> horrified to find that they'd
> been wrapped in very fresh (and very bloody) sheepskins to protect them 
> during the trip. So much
> for biosecurity.

 probably makes DNA analysis even more problematic.

>

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