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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Great Articles About Fake Amber and the "Piltdown Fly"

Great Articles About Fake Amber and the "Piltdown Fly"

There is a great feature article about fake amber and fake
fossil inclusions in amber. It talks about the various ways
of faking and enhancing amber.

The paper is;

Erikasson, M. E., and G. O. Poinar, 2015, Fake it till you
make it—the uncanny art of forging amber. Geology
Today. vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 21-27.

This article also has a marvelous picture of a piece of
"amber" that contains a trilobite. This trilobite can be
seen on the 10 TONS / Models and paleontological
reproduction Facebook page at:

A related article is;

Piltdown Fly by Erica McAlister, Curator of Diptera's
blog, Natural history Museum, December 21, 2012


Paul H.

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