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  1. Jurassic Coast: Wildlife trust stops operating attraction BBC News March 17, 2021 Changed link in response to below comment. Thanks for the heads up. Yours, Paul H.
  2. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Palaeo-activities around Bourges/Morlac in France

    Hi all, I'm currently on a week's holiday near Morlac (Bourges-area) in France, and was wondering if there were any toddler-friendly activities in the area that I could do with my 3.5 year-old son. I'm thinking of museums, but possibly also of areas where we might go on a fossil-hunt. Thanks for any information you could and would be willing to share!
  3. The title was blunt to the point, & I was thinking. Let's hope this is far away, but still the fact is not going away. Ok we all know we have a passion for certain things here & have a collection going on. I'm curious what is others plan for their collection, once .........gone ? I know the simple thing is to will it to kin, though do they appreciate it ? And would they pawn it off as soon as they get ? I would assume if over time if need be you'd sell off to pay bills etc... Though what if your kin is not so much into your colle
  4. Hello! I am an MPhil student studying plesiosaurs, I am really struggling to locate Cretaceous aged specimens. Since I am based in the UK, most of the museum collections contain Jurassic age fossils so you can image I have an abundance of these! I thought it would be best to ask on the fossil forum since people from all over the world use this. Does anyone know of any museums in Europe or the US that contain large marine reptile collections that might contain a lot of plesiosaurs?
  5. Chasing Opal and Fossils in the Australian Outback An ambitious collaboration between scientists and a local mining community seeks to preserve one-of-a-kind opalized fossils. BY Clare Watson, Undark https://undark.org/article/chasing-opal-fossils-australian-outback/ A recent paper is: Bell, P.R., Fanti, F., Hart, L.J., Milan, L.A., Craven, S.J., Brougham, T. and Smith, E., 2019. Revised geology, age, and vertebrate diversity of the dinosaur-bearing Griman Creek Formation (Cenomanian), Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia.
  6. The battle to rebuild centuries of science after an epic inferno Nearly a year after flames consumed Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, researchers are struggling to revive their work and resume their lives. Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, Nature News. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02141-2 Yours, Paul H.
  7. Do you guys know if there are any paleontological museums in Italy?
  8. Oxytropidoceras

    The fight for control over virtual fossils

    The fight for control over virtual fossils Palaeontologists have been urged to share 3D scans of fossils online, but a Nature analysis finds that few researchers do so. Dyani lewis, Nature News, March 6, 2018 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00739-0 Yours, Paul H.
  9. Oxytropidoceras

    Kolkata Dinosaur Museum, Calcutta, India

    India’s invaluable dinosaur fossils lie neglected and forgotten in this Kolkata museum, Scroll Magazine , India https://scroll.in/magazine/903796/indias-invaluable-dinosaur-fossils-lie-neglected-and-forgotten-in-this-kolkata-museum https://scroll.in/topic/55864/museums-of-india Yours, Paul H.
  10. We’re Hardly Using Any Of Our Fossils The vast majority are languishing in museum storage. Is it time to dig them up all over again? By Cara Giaimo Atlas Obscura, September 26, 2018 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/fossil-online-database The paper is: Marshall, C.R., Finnegan, S., Clites, E.C., Holroyd, P.A., Bonuso, N., Cortez, C., Davis, E., Dietl, G.P., Druckenmiller, P.S., Eng, R.C. and Garcia, C., 2018. Quantifying the dark data in museum fossil collections as palaeontology undergoes a second digital re
  11. Opening June 2019 after a long hiatus the Smithsonian is working hard to keep themselves fresh and interesting with a completely new fossil hall. Here is a quick snapshot they released. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/deeptime/ FedEx was used to transport T rex to be refurbished
  12. Fossil Forum Family, Soon I’ll be making a trip over to southern Italy (in the Apulia and then Sicily Catania area) . Don’t know what my trip will consist of because I’m always all over the place when I’m there...but in the event I have some time to kill, does anybody have any suggestions for any cool dino activities, like must see footprints, fossils, museums, etc? I was thinking of making a trip to Altamura, where I hear that there are many dinosaur tracks to see. I may also make a trip over to Naples. I hear it has a cool dino museum there. Lastly, anyone know o
  13. Hello, does anyone know if there are any great fossil hunting sites in Asia? I'm going to Chiang Mai, Thailand this summer for a week, will be happy to know if there is some. Other fossil hunting sites in Asia countries are also welcomed. By the way, are there any marvelous natural history/ fossil museums in Thailand?
  14. The Utah Natural History museum held their annual DinoFest this weekend so I was able to get some great pictures of the new skeleton of Teratophoneus, 80% complete. The skull Here are some close ups of Teratophoneus teeth Now for the foot claws!
  15. JohnBrewer

    Bratislava Slovakia

    Off to Bratslavia, Slovakia in June. Anyone know of any sites to dig, shops/museums to visit? A trip down the Danube to Vienna is on the cards with an overnight stay too. Thanks!
  16. I've been a member of the Milwaukee Public Museum for a few years now since I've had kids. That occasional school trip to the museum always fascinated me and brought wonders of the ancient world to my mind. It's almost unchanged since I was a boy, but I find new enjoyment from watching my children learn, explore, and imagine the way I did when I was younger. This museum isn't the greatest in the nation by any means, but it's the biggest in southeastern Wisconsin. Unfortunately Milwaukee isn't the industrial city it once was, and the museum doesn't get the funds to do much updating. The updatin
  17. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Scipionyx samniticus

    Hi everyone, This summer I am going to Italy and was wondering in which museum the all-famous Scipionyx samniticus holotype is housed. Thanks for any help, Christian
  18. Francis Boas

    Opinions Needed Please!

    Hello Everyone, I'm an avid paleophile and social researcher doing work on natural history museums. I am interested in talking to people who love fossils! I am doing a survey and want to invite you to take it: Survey for the public: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DFX55S6 Survey for the paleontology community: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/67RNCMW You might fall into both categories! Please feel free to take them both if you want to. Only 10 questions apiece. The purpose of this survey is to ask people what they know about fossil collecting for commercial purposes, and what they think a
  19. Hello all, I will be going to Japan(specifically Tokyo, Nara and Osaka prefectures) on a free & easy trip end of this month, and was hoping if anyone on TFF can share with me if there are places to go for fossil-related activities. I have heard that the National Science Museum in Tokyo and Natural History Museum in Osaka are worth visiting, any reviews? I am also hoping to pay a visit to any markets or shops that are known for offering fossil material(too bad the Tokyo Mineral show is not on!). I am not sure if Japan has dig-tours for tourists, would really like to get in on one too! Tha
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