Friday, January 6, 2006

The trade in illegal fossils

My novella "Identity Theft" deals in part with the trade in illegal fossils (albeit, Martian fossils), so this story from today's Globe and Mail caught my eye: "Beijing — A Chinese-Canadian academic and five other people have been sentenced to prison for trafficking nearly 3,000 dinosaur and other fossils from China, some up to 200 million years old, the government said Friday ..."


At January 06, 2006 2:37 PM , Blogger Ryan Oakley said...

I'm picturing a guy on a street in the rain. He pulls open his long trench coat. "Pssst buddy. Wanna a Trilobite?"

At January 07, 2006 1:48 AM , Blogger Scott said...

Where do you hide 3000 dinosaur fossils in the first place? Suitcases? Pillow cases? And what excuse do you come up with when you're finally nabbed?


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