Re: Rift Valley Research

alex duncan (
3 Aug 1995 01:15:08 GMT

In article <3vn9rq$> Cam, writes:

>I believe in the early days of Rift Valley digs that rival archeologists
>used to hire gangs of thugs to bust up each others camps and destroy
>each others digs and finds so they could be first back to London and
>civilization to claim all the glory.

I've heard about something like this happening w/ American paleontolgists
early this century (Cope & Osborn, I think). I haven't heard that it
happened in Africa, though I wouldn't be too surprised.

Nowadays, of course, we all fight for territory politically and

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086