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Curse of T. Rex (#2408)

For those who hope to reconstruct the story of life on earth, fossil bones are vital clues and treated as treasure. When the best T-Rex specimen is found, everyone -- from the federal government, the ranchers, the lawyers and the scientists -- wants a piece of the action. The result is a showdown in the Badlands. This episode follows the interested parties as they struggle to retain custody of "Sue," a T-Rex fossil found in South Dakota. Should fossil remains be left alone for scientific research or can they be excavated by fossil hunters who turn a profit for the valuable bones? Nova examines the politics, commercial trade and ethics that are at the controversial center of "Curse of T-Rex." [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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