Caching in on fossils

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Paleontologist ReBecca Hunt-Foster of the Bureau of Land Management brushes away loose dirt covering a dinosaur bone along the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Trail north of Moab, Utah.

Demand for bones leaves prehistoric relics vulnerable to poachers

MOAB, Utah — For two years, ReBecca Hunt-Foster helped sweep the layers of dirt away, revealing the prehistoric treasures preserved below. With careful determination, the paleontologists uncovered millions of years of dust and silt, exposing the cache.

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