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Nicholas Cage on the Hot Seat for Smuggled T-Rex Fossil?

Nicholas Cage on the Hot Seat for Smuggled T-Rex Fossil?

on November 6, 2013, 1:00 pm / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Dinosaurs

In 2007, Nicholas Cage outbid fellow actor Leonardo Dicaprio for a 67-million-year-old skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, a close relative […]

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Smuggled Tyrannosaurus Skeleton at Auction

Smuggled Tyrannosaurus Skeleton at Auction

4 on January 2, 2013, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Auction Houses, Crime, Dinosaurs, Museums

Described as “a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton” that “ruled the food chain of the ancient food plains that are today’s Gobi […]

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Sidetracked: The Struggle for British Columbia’s Fossils

Sidetracked: The Struggle for British Columbia’s Fossils

on October 18, 2011, 11:54 am / in archaeology law, Canada, cultural property law, Dinosaurs

Author Vivien Lougheed explores “the egos, money and science behind fossil hunting in British Columbia” in her new book, Sidetracked: […]

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Raptor-Thieving Paleontologist Pleads Guilty to State Charges

3 on March 11, 2009, 10:42 am / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Dinosaurs

A month ago I reported on paleontologist Nathan Murphy’s snatching of a raptor, then concealing its find spot, and then […]

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Raptor With Multiple Personalities Source of Controversy

Raptor With Multiple Personalities Source of Controversy

1 on January 23, 2009, 6:46 am / in archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Dinosaurs, Looting

Julieraptor, Sid Vicious, Kleptoraptor… Who was the raptor really? A well-reknowned hobby paleontologist, Nathan Murphy, has been charged with theft […]

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