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RE: Dino-mite: Quarry gets exolosize treatment
> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:45:13 +1000
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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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