If you’re city person (like me) you may not know that people still dig for dinosaurs. It’s a thing. Like golf or gardening. Some people go on golf vacations. Some go on digs. Not just random shoveling. These activities are carefully mapped out.
I don’t dig per se. I shop. Fossil & mineral shows. Flea markets. Anywhere that looks interesting. Which is how I acquire things like bones, teeth, minerals and gnarly chunks of coral-like sea rocks and other elements that end up in my pieces.