Fake it till you make it: The uncanny art of forging amber

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Fake it till you make it : The uncanny art of forging amber. / Eriksson, Mats; Poinar, Jr, George O.

In: Geology Today, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2015, p. 21-27.

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Eriksson, Mats ; Poinar, Jr, George O. / Fake it till you make it : The uncanny art of forging amber. In: Geology Today. 2015 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 21-27.

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TY - GEN

T1 - Fake it till you make it

T2 - Geology Today

AU - Eriksson, Mats

AU - Poinar, Jr, George O.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Amber has fascinated people since the Stone Age and as one of the best means of preservation of fossil organisms, it tickles our senses. The animals that are sometimes trapped in amber, like frozen moments of long‐lost ecosystems, can be so incredibly well preserved that they look modern—which, in some cases, has proven to be just the case. Because fossil‐bearing amber not only has a significant scientific value but is also a desired commodity on the open market, fake amber has unfortunately been around for centuries.

AB - Amber has fascinated people since the Stone Age and as one of the best means of preservation of fossil organisms, it tickles our senses. The animals that are sometimes trapped in amber, like frozen moments of long‐lost ecosystems, can be so incredibly well preserved that they look modern—which, in some cases, has proven to be just the case. Because fossil‐bearing amber not only has a significant scientific value but is also a desired commodity on the open market, fake amber has unfortunately been around for centuries.

U2 - 10.1111/gto.12083

DO - 10.1111/gto.12083

M3 - Specialist publication article

VL - 31

SP - 21

EP - 27

JO - Geology Today

JF - Geology Today

SN - 0266-6979

ER -