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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

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Ammonite plate - real or fake

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  4. Are these platecarpus vertebra fake?

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  5. Is this dinosaur claw real or restored

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  6. Santana fm fish

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  7. From the "Pesciaia" in Bolca

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  8. Real Spinosaurus claw?

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  9. Classic Mosasaur Jaw - real/fake?

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  10. Genuine theropod dinosaur eggs?

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  11. Meg tooth authentication

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  12. Can someone tell me if this is legit?

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  13. Dinosaur Skull?

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  14. T.rex tooth

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  15. Indonesian Megs

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