-1 points   🔧 Utility       Report

To the guy/girl that claimed that the other person was lying that Feather dinosaurs never existed. He/she was right. And you are wrong and the one who's lying. They have never been found in volcanic ash. Its well know that the feather dinos are fake. But its just ignored. For there is so many people that want the evolution to be true.


The Proliferation of Fake Chinese Fossils

Exposing The Fraud Of Unscrupulous Fossil Dealers And Their Magnificent-Looking Fossils

no other source for fake fossils has posed such a problem as exists today with fossils from China. We must preface this section to say the fake Chinese fossil market is becoming increasingly sophisticated and changing so rapidly that any fossil now originating in China should be approached with caution. This section deals with only the tip of a massive and growing "iceberg".

Each year, thousands of trusting buyers are duped by both inexpensive and very expensive, highly realistic fakes. More troubling, even scientists have fallen prey to the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Chinese fake fossil artists. In 1999, highly recognized scientists along with National Geographic magazine presented an amazing new discovery of a feathered dinosaur discovered in the Liaoning Province of China. The bird with a dinosaur's tail was named ARCHAEORAPTOR. A year later, it was found to be a clever fake.

China has an immense scientific wealth of genuine fossil deposits. Despite SEVERE Chinese cultural property laws (up to and including the death penalty) that forbid the export or trade in fossils, one can see numerous Chinese fossils for sale in shops, shows, on fossil dealer websites and in online auctions such as EBay (consistently THE highest incidents of fraudulent auctions). With the threat of such strict laws, one has to wonder "How can there be so many Chinese fossils making out of the country?" Simple logic 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 financial rewards to fake or substantially fabricate rare fossils they are familiar with is akin to winning the lottery for most farmers in these regions. With a history and culture of incredible craftsmanship dating back to the Neolithic Age, today, the Chinese have focused their skills on mastering the fabrication of fossils. Each year, countless fake Chinese fossils of ALL kinds are sold to ignorant (and dishonest) fossil dealers who then in turn, sell to trusting customers. Many of these outright fakes have, and continue to, sell for thousands of dollars!

Made In China

The variety and magnitude of fake Chinese fossils that are sold today is endless. Today, the Chinese will fake ANYTHING in their quest to offer something that is new and exciting to the already-flooded fake market. As of this posting, we observed a most interesting creation. There is a dealer on EBay who recently sold a "fossil rat" on a slab fabricated out of nothing more than a horrible fish fossil. The head and body of the fish was altered to look like a rat and the arms and other extremities were carved and painted on the rock. This worthless fake sold for $3,010.00! As the famous quote goes, "There's a sucker born every minute." In this case, the auction involved 8 bidding "suckers" fighting for this one.

More Archaeopteryx Utility Tips