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Re: Where would you hunt dinos?



On 9 January 2012 23:26, David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> 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.

-- Mike.