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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.
https://depositsmag.com/2015/12/19/fossil-fakes-and-their-recognition/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265208436_Fossil_fakes_and_their_recognition
http://www.elfosil.com/DICRAN3HT.htm

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.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265168347_FALSIFICACION_DE_TRILOBITES_DEL_NORTE_DE_AFRICA
https://portal.uah.es/portal/page/portal/universidad_mayores/descarga_material_docente/material_ciencias_naturales/documentos/falsos_fosiles.pdf

Corbacho, J., and J. A. Vela, 2009, Fossils Falsificación of N. of Africa. (non trilobites) Batallería. vol. 14, pp. 53-56.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265168516_FALSIFICACION_DE_FOSILES_DEL_N_DE_AFRICA_NO_TRILOBITES

Corbacho, J., C. Sendino, and M.Tahiri, 2011, Palaeontological fakes, Batalleria. vol. 16, pp. 37-45
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265168169_Palaeontological_fakes_Falsificaciones_paleontologicas
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joan_Corbacho/publication/265168169_Palaeontological_fakes_Falsificaciones_paleontologicas/links/54038f9d0cf23d9765a5cf37.pdf

Corbacho, J., I. Corbacho, S, Morrison, and M. Valent, 2015, Latest techniques detected in the falsification of fossils Batallería. vol. 22, pp. 22-27.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284737545_Latest_techniques_detected_in_the_falsification_of_fossils

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.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273287099_Fake_it_till_you_make_it-the_uncanny_art_of_forging_amber

Figure 11: An exceptionally well-preserved trilobite (measuring 8 cm in length) in Baltic amber. Figure from above article.
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/273287099_fig12_Figure-11-An-exceptionally-well-preserved-trilobite-measuring-8-cm-in-length-in-Baltic

A lecture about paleontological mistakes.

Whoops! Fossil Faux Pas! Royal Tyrrell Museum Speaker Series 2016 Jon Noad, petroleum geologist, Calgary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXTdQXviUkE

Yours,

Paul H.

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