[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

RE: Archaeopteryx - sideline: crushed/fused specimens

The statement about this existing specimen makes me wonder when and if 
paleontologists decide if it is worth trying to remove the bones from the 
matrix on fossils that are somewhat crushed or scattered into a fused mass.

Do you wait to see if a better speciment that requires less difficult or risky 

If the bones are mixed up very badly, how much guesswork is involved on what 
goes where once they've been removed?  

"the hip bone connects to the ... thigh bone, the thigh bone connects to the