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Chinese Fossils fake dinosaur fossils

Chinese Fossils fake dinosaur fossils

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Are dinosaur fossils real. In China they're not all real. Is evolution real? Have we been hoodwinked with fake fossils?
Are dinosaur fossils real. In China they're not all real. Is evolution real? Have we been hoodwinked with fake fossils?

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FAKE CHINESE FOSSILS
FAKE FOSSILS main sectionVALUABLE INFORMATION on FOSSILS
 
FAKE CHINESE FOSSILS - Their Proliferation in Today's Market
Exposing the Fraud of Unscrupulous Fossil Dealers and their Magnificent-Looking FossilsPerhaps no other source for fake fossils has posed such aproblem as exists today with fossils from China. We must prefacethis section to say the fake Chinese fossil market is becomingincreasingly sophisticated and changing so rapidly that
any
fossilnow originating in China should be approached with caution. Thissection deals with only the tip of a massive and growing"iceberg".Each year, thousands of trusting buyers are duped by bothinexpensive and very expensive, highly realistic fakes. Moretroubling, even scientists have fallen prey to the extraordinarycraftsmanship of the Chinese fake fossil artists. In 1999, highlyrecognized scientists along with National Geographic magazinepresented an amazing new discovery of a feathered dinosaur discovered in the Liaoning Province of China. The bird with adinosaur's tail was named ARCHAEORAPTOR. A year later, it wasfound to be a clever fake.China has an immense scientific wealth of genuine fossil deposits. Despite SEVERE Chinese culturalproperty laws (up to and including the death penalty) that forbid the export or trade in fossils, one cansee numerous Chinese fossils for sale in shops, shows, on fossil dealer websites and in online auctionssuch as EBay (consistently
THE
highest incidents of fraudulent auctions). With the threat of such strictlaws, one has to wonder "How can there be so many Chinese fossils making out of the country?" Simplelogic is all that is needed....THEY ARE FAKES!The Chinese have found it easier (and safer) to just
MAKE
these fossils. There is no worry or risk to a Chinese dealer when they ship a fake out of the country!Most Chinese fossils are found in remote villages where extreme poverty is the norm. The financialrewards to fake or substantially fabricate rare fossils they are familiar with is akin to winning the lotteryfor most farmers in these regions. With a history and culture of incredible craftsmanship dating back to
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the Neolithic Age, today, the Chinese have focused their skills onmastering the fabrication of fossils. Each year, countless fake Chinesefossils of ALL kinds are sold to ignorant (and dishonest) fossil dealerswho then in turn, sell to trusting customers. Many of these outright fakeshave, and continue to, sell for thousands of dollars!Only the most experienced fossil dealers who possess necessary test andpreparation equipment and who are EXTENSIVELY EXPERIENCED WITH ALL TECHNIQUES OF FOSSIL RESTORATION AND FABRICATION shouldbe trusted to know the difference when it comes to fake fossils of ANYsource or type!Very few fossil dealers have any more knowledge in thisthan the very customers that rely on them!Do NOT be afraid to ask your fossil dealer about his or her PERSONAL and immediate experience infossil preparation, restoration and fabrication. If they tell you they do notPERSONALLY possessMANY YEARS OF EXTENSIVE
first-hand
experiencein artistic techniques and application in fossil fabrication andrestoration, and that they mainly rely on THEIR sources, avoid thesedealers at all costs!!!These fossil dealers likely have several specimen intheir inventory that they have no clue as to their true authenticityregardless of any guarantee or assurances that they will provide you.The variety and magnitude of fake Chinese fossils that are sold today is endless. Today, the Chinese willfake ANYTHING in their quest to offer something that is new and exciting to the already-flooded fakemarket. As of this posting, we observed a most interesting creation. There is a dealer on EBay whorecently sold a "fossil rat" on a slab fabricated out of nothing more than a horrible fish fossil. The headand body of the fish was altered to look like a rat and the arms and other extremities were carved andpainted on the rock.This worthless fake sold for $3,010.00! As the famous quote goes, "There's asucker born every minute." In this case, the auction involved 8 bidding "suckers" fighting for this one.You can see where the slab on the left side is a darker gray color and ends about where the box is aroundthe fish head. On close-ups of this fossil (posted in the following pages of this section) you can also seeunique anatomical characteristics of a fish skull and fish vertebrae with thin spiny ribs that only a fish
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skeleton would have, not a rat!!! Simply amazing. No doubt this fossil will end up proudly displayed onsomeone's shelf or worse yet, offered for a substantial price by some foolish or crooked dealer!
TYPES OF FAKE CHINESE FOSSILS
There are two main types of "FAKE" fossils coming out of China - those are that complete outright fakesand those that have a small amount of real fossil but the
majority
of the piece is fabricated (and often intoa fantasy or non-related species). Since both types are worthless, then we use the same term of "FAKE"for both in this article. The fraudulent Chinese fossil market offers both types as being GENUINE.We have observed expertly done Chinese fossil fakes being sold on both Ebay and a few large fossildealer websites.Many of these CHINESE FAKE FOSSILS have sold for THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS withseveral selling for WELL OVER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! Amazingly, many are being sold shortly after being listed!In a February 2000 issue of "New Scientist", an article focused on Chinese fossil fakery (New Scientist, "Fis for fake," 19 February 2000). Several highly experienced paleontologists expressed extreme cautionabout the authenticity of Chinese fossils. Most famous amongst them was internationally knownpaleontologist Dr. Larry Martin of the University of Kansas. Perhaps his comment offers the mostsobering warning to all fossil collectors and prospective buyers of Chinese fossils. Dr. Martin stated
"atthe moment, I don't trust any of these specimens until I see the X rays!".
The problem areas of Chinese fake fossils to watch for changes every year. This list is not meant to be acomprehensive one but where we have seen some serious issues in the fossil trade. Known areas of Chinese fossil fakes are listed below BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
 ANY
CHINESE FOSSIL SKELETON POSED ON MATRIX OR LOOSE, SHOULD BE HIGHLY SUSPECT!BIRD FOSSILSPTEROSAUR FOSSILSDINOSAUR SKELETONS AND SKULLSDINOSAUR CLAWSDINOSAUR EGGSMAMMAL SKELETONS AND SKULLS (
Especially
SABER CATS)KEICHOUSAURS AND OTHER AQUATIC REPTILESICHTHYOSAURSFROG FOSSILSINSECT AND OTHER ARTHROPOD FOSSILS ON SLABSTURTLE FOSSILSCROCODILE FOSSILS
HOW THEY FAKE AND ENHANCE THE FOSSILS
The techniques are both ingenious and varied as to what the Chinese do to fabricate and substantiallyenhance fossils. Most Chinese fossils are made by a combination of these processes. These techniquesinclude:1) Using real materials (bones, teeth, body parts) to embed in glue, resin and plaster to create a completefake fossil composite on a slab or piece of matrix. (i.e. using modern chicken or frog bones glued to
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