The Common Descent Podcast

Episode 49 - Fake Fossils

December 2, 2018

It’s no secret we love paleontology; it’s a fascinating field of study. But sometimes our favorite subject is polluted and perverted by fraud. In this episode, we’re talking about fake fossils: why they happen, how they happen, and what effect they have on the paleontological community as a whole. And then it’s story time, where we review some of history’s most famous fossil fakes.

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Muscial Interludes are "Professor Umlaut" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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