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RE: Archaeopteryx - sideline: crushed/fused specimens

On Wed, Sep 9th, 2009 at 4:49 AM, B tH <soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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 work?

With modern CT scanning technology, there's no need to physically remove the 
bones from the 
matrix of rare specimens. Provided of course you can afford the proceedure.


Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist                Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj