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Petrifying Juices

Liam Shaw: Fossilised, 25 January 2024

Remnants of Ancient Life: The New Science of Old Fossils 
by Dale E. Greenwalt.
Princeton, 278 pp., £22, March 2023, 978 0 691 22114 4
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... with casts, scans and images available across the world.’ But a cast is only a facsimile. As Dale Greenwalt makes clear in Remnants of Ancient Life, there’s no substitute for the real thing.For hundreds of years the study of fossils was the province of comparative anatomy. Experts examined different specimens as if they were ...

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