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Where would you hunt?
I will start by saying I did not win the lottery, but promise that if
I do, I'll donate money to find dinos. But to move on.
A guy walks into your office. He's a dino fan, not a scientist, and
won the lottery. He offers you a million dollars to fund expeditions
to "go somewhere and dig up something and add to our knowledge of
dinosaur evolution." (He wants to go along just for fun and name a
junior synonym after himself.)
He mentions that he had actually brought two million dollars but that
some guy named Tom Holtz had talked him into giving half of it to
train new dino prep technicians. Shucks, a million is still a million.
Anyway, I know nothing of mounting such expeditions, but assume that
a million would do multiple trips, starting with a very small party
to survey the area and establish connections with equipment rental
places, local law enforcement, supplies, maps, and whatever.
The questions is, where in the whole world would you want to go in
order to dig up something that would ADD TO current dino-paleo
knowledge? Not saying you cannot go to the old places (Argentina,
Chad, Egypt, Mongolia, Madagascar) but perhaps there is some untested
ground with explosed Mesozoic formations that deserves a look if only
there was money?