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Can a Fossil Be Too Accessible?

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Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1465
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1465

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Although some researchers argue that fossil hunters who restrict access for too long create problems for the field (see main text), unlimited access to fossils is no solution. Witness the researchers who have unwittingly studied the same fossils and sites.