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Friday, 22 April 2016

Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

This is for the fossil hunters on this list.

Fake and mislabeled meteorites are not the only frauds to beware of. there are also fake fossils galore.

Corbacho, J., and C. Sendino, 2015, Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition. Deposits Magazine.

Related papers:

Corbacho, J., J. A. Vela, and J. A. Cuevas, 2007, Falsificación de trilobites del Norte de África. Batallería. vol. 13, pp. 29-36.

Corbacho, J., and J. A. Vela, 2009, Fossils Falsificación of N. of Africa. (non trilobites) Batallería. vol. 14, pp. 53-56.

Corbacho, J., C. Sendino, and M.Tahiri, 2011, Palaeontological fakes, Batalleria. vol. 16, pp. 37-45

Corbacho, J., I. Corbacho, S, Morrison, and M. Valent, 2015, Latest techniques detected in the falsification of fossils Batallería. vol. 22, pp. 22-27.

Paper by Mats E. Eriksson and George O. Poinar Eriksson, 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.

Figure 11: An exceptionally well-preserved trilobite (measuring 8 cm in length) in Baltic amber. Figure from above article.

A lecture about paleontological mistakes.

Whoops! Fossil Faux Pas! Royal Tyrrell Museum Speaker Series 2016 Jon Noad, petroleum geologist, Calgary


Paul H.

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