05 February 1965
Vol 147, Issue 3658

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Fossil forms discovered in the 18th century by German geologist Johann Bartholomew Adam Beringer, a transitional figure in the history of geology. Unaware that thise exotic ``fossils''. had been placed in his dig by colleagues, Beringer published a treatise to interpret them. His discovery of a ``fossil'' bearing his own name made him aware of the hoax. See bppl review of Approaches to Paleoecology, p. 592. [From The Lying Stones of Dr. Beringer, Melvin E. Jahn and Danil J. Wolff, University of California Press, Berkeley]