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A toe bone from a Cretaceous ornithischian dinosaur, just laying on the ground. Photographed at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Comments

  1. #1 HP
    July 2, 2010

    So, is it still just laying there, as far as you know? Or did it go home with someone who knew what it was?

  2. #2 Brian Switek
    July 2, 2010

    It had washed out of a formation in the area – an isolated bit of a skeleton which was still covered up. Since Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is BLM land, you can’t collect there without a permit. We had to leave it where it was.

  3. #3 HP
    July 2, 2010

    I figured as much — I was teasing in that last comment. I know you’ve written so much about the cowboy-style fossil collectors of the 19th century. I figure it must’ve been a great temptation not to pick that up and put it in your pocket.

    On the other hand, I know you’re dedicated to good science, so maybe it wasn’t such a temptation after all.

  4. #4 pradeep
    July 2, 2010

    Is it something worth getting permission for and going back to excavate?

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