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RE: Archaeopteryx - sideline: crushed/fused specimens
On Wed, Sep 9th, 2009 at 4:49 AM, B tH <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The statement about this existing specimen makes me wonder when and 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.
GIS / Archaeologist Australian Dinosaurs
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