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Re: Where would you hunt dinos?
On 9 January 2012 23:26, David Marjanovic <email@example.com> wrote:
>> More preparators would *always* make a difference. Here in Australia
>> fossils are pulled out of the ground at a much faster rate than they
>> can be prepared, meaning that a decade might go by before an
>> important specimen is even recognised (let alone described).
> Not just in Australia!!! Like several others of present company, I have
> personally seen the unopened crates in the Bone Basement of the
> natural-history museum in Berlin (not accessible to the general public).
> Unopened crates from the Tendaguru expeditions, from before the _first_
> world war. They're _not_ there for decoration.
For a year or so, recently, the Natural History Museum in London had
*no* preparators. Truly shameful. I think they are now back up to a
total of one, though I am not sure he is full-time.