Fake it till you make it : The uncanny art of forging amber
- Lithosphere and Biosphere Science
Publishing year: 2015
Publication/Series: Geology Today
Document type: Journal article
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.
- ISSN: 0266-6979