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Paleo Re-creations

For members' original paleontological artworks of graphic (life renderings, display backgrounds, ID posters) and sculptural (models, carvings) natures.

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Fossil Preparation

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We have freed member-to-member trades from the restrictions imposed on member sales.

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Fossil Photography

Tips and techniques to better photograph fossils.

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A forum for discussion of fields (other than those which have their own forums) that are directly applicable to paleontology.

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