Friday, January 25, 2013

Some Chris Moores have all the fun

"Bones of Contention," in the New Yorker, investigates the antiquities trade and particularly Eric Prokopi's attempt to auction a seventy-million year old Tarbosaurus bataar skeleton in the United States:
The T.bataar skull entered the country, amid other fossils, via UPS on March 27, 2010,  By then Prokopi had established a business arrangement with Chris Moore, a [fossil] hunter on the famed Jurassic Coast of England and a well-known dealer. ....(Moore, through his New York attorney, declined to comment for this article.)