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Prehistoric lizard called historic link in evolutionary chain

DALLAS - Amateur fossil hunter Van Turner felt certain he found something important as he combed through turned-up earth at a construction site 16 years ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/19/liv_24220.shtml
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Fossil hunters, rock hounds converge at local gem show

Barbara Fenstermacher turned into a "rock hound" relatively late in life.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/14/met_408733.shtml
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8-million-year-old whale fossil surfaces along coast

...last year, Jeff DiMeglio and his girlfriend went scouring for shark teeth and found what DiMeglio, an experienced fossil hunter, recognized as the rib of a whale. He immediately covered the findings and contacted a museum. Heavy erosion from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/31/liv_402907.shtml
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Fossil hunter interests Smithsonian

WAYNESVILLE, Ga. - The Smithsonian Institution is beating a path to Chet Kirby's door. That is not as easy as it sounds. Mr. Kirby lives modestly and slightly off the beaten path down about a mile of dirt road in the Waynesville community in eastern Brantley County. There he has amassed the thousands of fossils that attracted three Smithsonian paleontologists.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/16/met_306957.shtml
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First complete juvenile T. rex found

...percent complete, was found north of Belle Fourche, S.D., in the summer of 1998, said Ron Frithiof, an amateur fossil-hunter and a rancher near San Antonio. The dinosaur, most of it still encased in rock and other material, is now at a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/01/tec_276380.shtml
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New fossils boost understanding of primate evolution

...where they initially thrived, but eventually most became extinct. The remains of Equatorius were found in 1993 by a fossil hunter who discovered a single tooth projecting from a solid rock wall in the Tugen Hills of north central Kenya. Careful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/27/tec_268865.shtml
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Scientists argue the evolution of sauropods

...eggs -- the oldest from a vertebrate animal ever discovered. The eggs were unearthed in South Africa in 1978 by the fossil hunter James Kitching. He didn't know what type of dinosaur they came from, but he speculated that the fossil embryos...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/09/liv_41160.shtml
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Dinosaurs are dying out all around us

...Flintstone with bronto burgers before scientists learned it, too, was living under an assumed name.Because 19th century fossil hunters rushed to judgment over what they had found, the long-necked, long-tailed, gentle giant was ruled to be, in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-08-15/dinosaurs-are-dying-out-all-a
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Another Bird-Dinosaur link found

...Nevertheless, the researchers say, the fossil provides new evidence for the theory that birds descended from dinosaurs. Fossil hunters also have identified the remains of an ancient serpent that had legs, a find that challenges a current theory about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/21/tec_285231.shtml
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