Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dem Bones: Paleontological Property

A property to question to ponder on your day off:  Who owns a dinosaur fossil –those who discover it or the owner of the land on which it is found?  And what if the land in question had been put in trust with the federal government?

These are the facts at issue in the documentary that kicked off this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Dinosaur 13.  The film, directed by Ohioan Todd Miller,  features a dispute over the ownership of a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil discovered in South Dakota, as explained by the Columbus Dispatch.

Read the last in the line of court cases here.