A Beginner's Guide to Buying Fossils

  • Is your Megalodon Tooth Real?

    How do you know if the Megalodon teeth you buy are actually real? Alot of times when you find a Megalodon fossil it's an incomplete tooth. It's actually quite rare to find a whole one. People will take these incomplete teeth and have them restored to look whole. There's nothing wrong with that. The problem is that there are people who don't disclose if there's been any restoration done to it and sell them as if they were found whole and perfect. So I'm going to show you what to do to determine if there's any funny business going on.
  • How do you identify a Dakotaraptor tooth?

    How do you identify a Dakotaraptor tooth? Dakotaraptor is not quite as famous as Velociraptor or T-Rex. But, in the fossil world it is infamous for one of the most sought after and one of the most difficult to identify dinosaur fossils in the world.
  • Is your TRex tooth really from a TRex?

    How do you know if your TRex tooth is really from a TRex? There is 2 pieces of information you really need to positively identify a if a tooth is coming from TRex and that is Proximity and Morphology. Proximity is the location. In North America there are 5 pieces of Tyrannosaur and their teeth are very similar. They are found in different areas so you really need to know where a tooth is from to say it's TRex or another Tyrannosaur.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Buying Dinosaur Teeth

    As the most iconic prehistoric species, dinosaur fossils are the most sought out fossils in the world. However, due to their scientific significance, the shear size and fragility of their remains, and the scarcity/protected status of dinosaur fossil bearing outcrops, obtaining let alone finding an identifiable dinosaur fossil of your very own is extraordinarily difficult. This makes teeth the best way to own an identifiable piece of a dinosaur due to their durability, distinguishing characteristics between species, and the shear quantity produced by dinosaurs. However, identifying dinosaur teeth down to a species level can be very difficult due to the minute details required. The existence of forgeries and the lack of easily accessible and accurate information on identification doesn’t help either. Learning to navigate these can allow one to procure spectacular pieces of these iconic prehistoric creatures.