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By Grant Fieldgrove

Whereas on holiday together with his relations, Archie witnesses a homicide that no-one turns out to think truly occurred. With the suspect being a recognized Hollywood superstar and a corpse that has been dragged into the sea, now not even the neighborhood police are prepared to aid.

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They have so much detail to them, and you can learn a great deal about a jaw's owner—what he ate, for instance. Jaws are also completely unmistakable. It requires a practiced eye to see what a piece of a femur is, but a jawbone is a jawbone. An adult duckbill jaw would run about three feet long. This one was two inches long. Bob had been skeptical about the femur, but the jaw convinced him. We told Marion Brandvold how important the fossils looked, and she agreed to give them to us. She filled up a coffee can with them and presented it to us.

Jaws are also completely unmistakable. It requires a practiced eye to see what a piece of a femur is, but a jawbone is a jawbone. An adult duckbill jaw would run about three feet long. This one was two inches long. Bob had been skeptical about the femur, but the jaw convinced him. We told Marion Brandvold how important the fossils looked, and she agreed to give them to us. She filled up a coffee can with them and presented it to us. When we sorted out the bones later, we could tell by counting the legbones that we had the remains of at least four baby duckbills.

You have dissecting microscopes, and a variety of dental tools (paleontologists borrow from all the other disciplines) for scraping away dirt and stone from the fossilized bone. Tubs and trays are there for mixing the plaster to make A cross section of the green mudstone "salad" that yielded the remains of 15 baby dinosaurs. 53 DIGGING DINOSAURS casts or for soaking fossils in acid baths to get rid of limestone. In short, a laboratory is a lot easier to work in than somebody's backyard. To make the working conditions even stranger, we were being filmed by local television crews.

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