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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. wierd prep or bad fish

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  4. Hypselosaurus Egg France

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  5. Beware Of The Fakes

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  6. Dino Egg

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  7. Fish of interest

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  8. Checking/removing painted elements

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  9. Fake of the day

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  10. Carnivore skull, feline?

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  11. Ehm fossil what ????

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  12. Anomalocaris Appendage?

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  13. Suchomimus tooth

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  14. Psittacosaurus

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  15. Nankinolithus Trilobite

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  16. Adcrocuta skull

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  17. Is this tooth dakotaraptor or nano?

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  18. Are these Plesiosaur vertebra's?

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  19. Natural vs Restored

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  20. Really faked?

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  21. Rhinoceros Tooth Fossil?

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