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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

This forum is devoted to illuminating the pitfalls to be avoided when considering the purchase of fossils. 

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  1. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs 1 2 3 4 6

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Is this fossil real? And if yes, what is it?

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  4. Real or fake Amber?

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  5. Is this S. aegyptiacus's tooth real?

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  6. Early hyena skull

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  7. 2 Spinosaurus teeth

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  8. Triassic reptile - is it real?

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  9. Jawless Fish

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  10. Some more Moroccan unknowns

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  11. Enchodus jawbones

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  12. Spinosaurus Claw l, fake or not

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  13. Thick-shelled Dinosaur Egg

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  14. Stegodon Tusk

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  15. Dino egg nest fossil?

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  16. Mosasaur tooth in matrix

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  17. Brittle star fossil or carving?

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  18. Is it real? Indonesian Crab Fossil

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