Foiling fossil hunters in Eggs-en-Provence

Hughes, Sylvia
May 1991
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p11
Reports on efforts to save Europe's site of fossil dinosaur eggs, the Sainte-Victoire mountain near Aix-en-Provence in southern France. Regional council's call for the environment ministry to classify the site as a geological reserve; Threats to fossils in the area; Geologist in charge of protecting the site Nadine Gomez's complaints that deposits of dinosaur eggs are marked on geological maps; Lack of dinosaur bones on the mountain.


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