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

  • Mats Eriksson
  • George O. Poinar, Jr
Publishing year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 21-27
Publication/Series: Geology Today
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Abstract english

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.


  • Geology


  • ISSN: 0266-6979
Mats Eriksson
E-mail: mats [dot] eriksson [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se


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