Saturday, February 02, 2008

Mammoths from Russian museum on sale

The booth isn't much different from the others in the tent city. Mammoth tusks and teeth on folding tables. What is surprising is the business cards of the two men who are still unpacking boxes. They are from the Museum of Natural History in Novosibirsk, Russia. They are selling Siberian fossils.

1 comment:

  1. "Not a big deal really selling a few non-diagnostic bones and tusks. It would be a another Ice Age when the Scientific Community stepped down from their lofty positions and cease recommending 'blanket laws' prohibiting fossil (vertebrate) acquisition from non-Scientist. Hey, it's the twenty first century and 'how about working together? Do you Scientist realize the amount of sites and specimens that are not reported simply because of prohibitions.