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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Crab dinner???

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  4. “Raptor” claw?

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  5. Spanish dinosaur eggshells?

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  6. Hadrosaur skin impression?

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  7. Strange bones on psittacosaurus fossil

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  8. ID on Chinese claw fossil

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  9. Dinosaur egg with forming dinosaur?

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  10. Spinosaurus claw and bones - real?

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  11. Mosasaur vertebrae (real?)

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  12. Dinosaur egg

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  13. Ornithopod footprint?

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  14. Tarbosaurus claw?

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  15. Is this Tooth real?

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  16. Hello all I'm very new to collecting

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  17. Dinosaurs eggs

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