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Re: The future of dinosaur discoveries
On Sun, Aug 30th, 2009 at 5:21 PM, B tH <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So, what is the issue? The gov't putting paleontolgy way down on the list of
> priorities for
> funding? I can't believe it's due to lack of public interest - I'm sure Oz
> is just as fascinated
> as the rest of us when these wonderful creatures are unearthed.
> Or is it just this world recession mucking up the works?
When you compare the number of paying palaeontology positions in Australia as a
the total population, it's probably not all that bad. It's just that we've got
a population size about
twice that of the Greater London Area spread out (very unevenly) across a
continent larger than
Australia has a population density of 2.84 people per square kilometre. That's
less than one-tenth
the population density of the U.S., and only about one-hundreth that of the U.K.
GIS / Archaeologist Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj