MIKE TRIEBOLD http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fossils-private-lands-find-collectors-and-critics-0 <p>Wyoming was once wet, balmy, and full of creatures like dinosaurs. Today, their fossils are slowly weathering out of the ground. If the bones happen to be on public land, researchers are granted permits to dig for them and the fossils have to end up in a public repository. But on private land, <em>anyone</em> can dig and they can do whatever they want with the specimens. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that commercial, or independent collectors, are sometimes eyed warily.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:31:31 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48609 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fossils on private lands find collectors and critics