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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  2. Hypselosaurus Egg?

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  3. Kem Kem Dinosaur Offerings

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  4. Theropod claw?

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  5. Dino Egg - Possible Deinonychus!

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  6. Triceratops Tooth

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  7. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  8. How fake are these starfish?

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  9. Keichousaurus...need confirmation.

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  10. Large prehistoric wasp?

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  11. Eggs

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  12. Is it real fossil cone or fake?

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  13. Manchurochelys turtle

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  14. Is my coprolite real?

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  15. Mosquito fossil from Liaoning

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  16. Kem Kem Jaw Autopsy

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  17. Genuine turtle?

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  18. Moroccan crinoid block

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  19. Spinosaurus Aegypticus - jaw fragment ?

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