The Bone Rush
Photo: Cie des taxi-brousse
“Go West, young man!” was the call that drove courageous fortune-seeking adventurers into virgin territory. Two men heard that call...true pioneers who weren’t digging for gold. Their treasure was dinosaur bones! Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh are the fathers of modern day paleontology. They discovered close to 130 species, including the famous Diplodocus, Allosaurus and Triceratops. The dig techniques they perfected are still used today. Their wild adventures through ancient fossils and 19th-century lawlessness combine comedy, action and science. Our two scientists were among the first foot-soldiers in what has become the polemic-riven international “Bone Wars” that now stretch all the way to China...
- Producer(s) & Channel(s):
- La Cie des taxi-brousse / Arte France / France 3
- Jacques Mitsch
- Jacques Mitsch & Francis Duranthon
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