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A traveling exhibit showing human dinosaur interaction via existing historic art, making other art like it, a CD, a Documentary on all.

Tucson, AZ Mixed Media
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Sometimes the way to change the world is to just go out and start, and if it is good others will join you.” Mother Teresa

Help us change the world, by having a passionate love affair with history, and using Art as the unexpected element of love. I have always loved Dinosaurs and other ancient and modern reptile, as have most little boys at some point in their career of life. And so it came as no surprise to anyone that I studied them with a passion usually reserved for soul-mates. I have found their ancient graves, dug them up, recreated their habitats and lives, often just in my minds eye, lectured, studied, conversed with many about, speculated, and taught many others about them at the T Rex Museum in Tucson, Arizona, (my beloved desert home), and at other institutions and media.

But I never in my wildest dreams thought I would actually uncover a possible hidden history of them, through the media of Art. Let me confess right here that I am a scientist and not an artist. But it has become apparent to me that we can not track the true transparent history of our living planet just through a study of science. And though it pains that logical and rational side of me to admit it, the study of the history of art, may just give us a great key to unlocking a long suppressed, hidden, or ignored facet of everyone’s lives. And you, through your generosity, can make a great change and a quantum leap forward regarding the true lives of dinosaurs. Again through art.

Join us in the adventure of a lifetime exploring the vast array of Art made by our ancestors on the subject of the possibility of Interaction between Dinosaurs and Humans. We call this project the Jurassic Jungle International Art Project and it is led by the T Rex Museum from Tucson, AZ.

Museums are where dinosaurs reside, but art is where dinosaurs live again. This project will bring them to life as never before imagined, except in Art. And perhaps uncover their secret lives for all to see.

It appears that "dinosaur folklore and art" were created long before our modern science discovered the existence of dinosaurs. Through the art of ancient civilizations in both the Old and the New World we clearly testimony to that fact. These chroniclers or artists were either obsessed with fantasy creatures that we now call dinosaurs or perhaps dragons, or were simply observing what was going on around them. No one knows except them.But while they are gone their art lives on, though few have seen it.  We want to change that and bring to everyone's attention.

So who are we to have the audacity to think we can put on this great exhibit and more?

Our Past Exhibits:

We have been an innovative 'science based' children’s dinosaur museum in Tucson, Arizona since 2003. Our unique programs have recently won us the "Top Museum in Tucson" and "Best Children’s Museum in Arizona" Awards. We may be the most fun and inspirational small museum in America, because we keep reinventing ourselves as a "science first but eyes open" based edutainment facility for “Children of All Ages.”

In our next major exhibit will be using art to showcase humans and dinosaurs interacting together from the perspective of real art from our ancestors and their often misunderstood ancient civilizations.

Changing the world is hard, instead change peoples perception of their world. It is easier and quicker.” Attributed to the late Dick Clark

Our Present Exhibit:

We have just finished a summer exhibit called “The Gobi Desert Tucson Expedition Center.” Here children not only get to see what Arizona looked like for the last 570 million years with fossils, exhibits, and great art, but do real expedition tasks like Digging for Real “Sea Monster Fossils (like shark teeth, vertebrae, jaws and teeth of stingrays, etc.), finding real precious and semi precious gems at our Magic Gem Mountain, Gold Panning for Ancient Treasures (including dinosaur teeth), breaking open of crystal geodes from around the world, and several other Do It Yourself activities. Plus they get to keep most of what you find! Nothing like it anyplace else, we innovate. This just shows you what we have accomplished in the past from a little museum in the desert.

To set the scene authentically and immerse children in the experience, we recreated a Gobi Desert Expedition Center, set in the Gobi Desert in the 1920’s like the Roy Chapman Andrews (role model for Indiana Jones Movies) American Museum of Natural History Expeditions. This had us thinking outside the box again, so we bought a rural property that looked authentic Gobi desert as our set. This turned out being far cheaper and more real than recreating “sets” at an expensive indoor space. We built this as a ramshackle authentic seeming desert expedition headquarters and placed it in a lush desert setting.

We then made the interior of the headquarters like it was set into a lush tropical rain forest for contrast (we helped design Rainforest Cafe) with amazing realism and unusual art, set with real fossils for kids to actually touch.  This helped to contrast the story line with the harsh exterior faced by past explorers. We even use only solar power, composting toilets,  and recycled water hauled to the site and talk to the visitors about sustainability and careful use of resources, just like a real expedition to the Gobi would have to.  This helps the children especially to get a feel for what it really must have been like studying dinosaurs. Real experience is what teaches our children and we hope to use this realism and experiencing in our next exhibit just below.

Quick side note:

We are now starting to turn this acreage into a sustainable eco-village and food forest with a sustainability center made of earth as we move prepare to move the set away (and recycle it 100%) to get the most for our original investment and help the planet at the same time. The museum used many original small to large art pieces, sculptures, paintings, and murals in an authentic seeming original set for this exhibit.  This type of realism is usually not tried by other more tradition museums. We are innovators of this type of immersion education.  See video and information on what we did at www.trexmuseum.org

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein

Our Future (next) Exhibit: Our latest project is certainly going to be the best yet, especially if Einstein is correct. It is about dinosaurs interacting with humans, and presented through the lenses, goggles and googles of Ancient Art. The study of the possibility of this dinosaur & human interaction is called “Paleoethnoherpetology." We at the T Rex have been looking at this subject through various ‘lenses’ for a long time since we are "Everything Dinosaurian, from science fiction to hard science."

Did human kids and living dinosaurs ever meet face to face?  On the very face of it, this question seems absurd, since scientists including paleontologists, like our Museum Director, tell us most dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. But surprisingly, there is a lively debate on that very subject going on right now just below the surface of awareness.

We at the museum are not taking any stand on that controversy, but rather prefer to look at the question through the lenses of ART. But the possibilities do excite our collective imagination. Does it yours? Even shared myths and metaphors often have more impact on a civilization than proven facts, according to both noted psychologist Carl Jung and highly respected researcher Joseph Campell.

We want to test that hypothesis with this Exhibit. Tens of thousands of examples seem to have been found in past and present civilizations, that seem to show evidence of dinosaurs being observed and interacted with. This is found as Art Objects in many diverse cultures such as the Moche, Mayans, Inca’s, Nazcan’s, Anasazi, Colima, Diquis, Chiriquí, Ometepec, Chupicauro, and Olmec in the New World and the Cambodian’s (Khemer), Indian Hindu’s, Chinese, Babylonians, Israelites, Egyptian’s, and Various African nations in the Old World.

And that is the short list. The styles of art were varied, but expressed in pottery, petroglyphs, textiles, stone art, statues, masks, carvings, jewelry, rock art, cave paintings, and more. So our Exhibit will explore and see if we can do this stuff too. Making Art with this theme is the basic purpose of this exhibit.  Let the children play with this style of art making.

Carl Sagan, in his prize winning book "The Dragons of Eden" suggested that we are all so fascinated with dinosaurs because our ancient mammal ancestors were so scared of dinosaurs that they tucked it away in their DNA and that’s why we still vaguely remember it today. Creationists say that dinosaurs and humans DID exist together, and cite the immense amount of evidence left as historic artifacts.

Okay, you take pictures of your family when you go to Disneyland on vacation. Perhaps our ancestors did the same with their art. Scientists say no way, no how dinosaurs ever lived with humans. Party poopers, even if they turn out to be right.

What we will do exactly:

We, at the T Rex Museum, find the possibility of human dinosaur interaction a very interesting way to engage people on many levels, in what will prove to be a lively new traveling exhibit. To further explre this theme we will also do a "coffee table" type Ebook (and maybe a printed version if there is enough interest) featuring what we have found, exhibits created for all to see, and expeditions undertaken to other museums and steaming jungles along with dry deserts,.  We are producing  a CD soundtrack on the subject, and a movie or at least a DVD or Utube of the Jurassic Jungle Art Project has also been commissioned to document this fun and exciting process.

And of course there is already a Blog (www.samasaurusrex.org) showing our progress, exhibit ideas, and stories from around the world on this theme as we move forward. Right now we are looking at the facts, but will delve deeper into the art, history, context and subtext of what we find. With this crowd funded project, we also plan for children of all ages  to get their chance to make real art, about themselves and dinosaurs interacting. Can we call it the ‘science of the imagination’ or the ‘art of transforming myth into art?’

See Fine Print at bottom of page for even more details. The idea of dinosaurs and humans ever eyeballing each other, much less riding, hunting, and being hunted, like these ancient art pieces depiction, is of course usually placed in the realm of science fiction. Or art by James Gurney (check out his Dinotopia books). Or look at the impact that the movie “Jurassic Park” had on our collective psyches. But what about dragons?

Many peoples the world over believe they existed, or still do, and whole cultures were affected or impacted by this belief. Could the dragons really be dinosaurs our ancestors saw, that perhaps survived the extinction event at the KT boundary? Perhaps or perhaps not, most likely not. Evidence is a bit murky here, but we will explore the masses of evidence and try and sift through to some glimmer of truth on this subject as well. We don’t want to tread on anyone’s beliefs or end anyone's love affair here. So we will include looking at them in this art project as well. Who doesn’t love a fabulous dragon love story like “Dragonheart?”

To sum it up: cultures as old as 4500 years ago were creating artworks depicting dinosaurs and sometimes dinosaurs interacting with humans. While this seems unlikely based on current scientific consensus, the facts speak for themselves as you will see with your own eyes. "Follow the facts, not the dogma." 

FIRST we intend to do a quality traveling exhibit starting with our Children’s Dinosaur Museum here in Tucson, Arizona to work any bugs out in time for the next International Gem and Fossil Show starting end of January 2014.  And this is just the beginning if you fund us.

There are four components of this exhibit, with both Children and Adult aspects. First is the observation of this ancient art (the formal exhibit).  Second is making of that type of art (the hands on art making component) to see if we can do it also.  Third is the exploring what else may be out there in the world which we don’t know about yet (the expeditions which are part of the rewards). And finally recording what we find and experience with a music CD, a large format Ebook, and the documentary video.

We aren't starting from scratch here and the Museum brings a lot to the table already. We already have a good deal of art and exhibitry from previous projects at our award winning museum in Tucson, so have a big start there. But we need more and different types as well from other sources both private and public.

What we propose is to gather a workable number of sculptures, photographs, tapestries, paintings, and culturally relative pieces to display in the form of a "multi-format exhibit" for all to view. Besides the viewing is the doing, with art and discovery activities to participate in, at this traveling exhibit.  How hard can that be, our ancestors did it? And we will include the music component (some we already have) as well as the docudrama for atmospher.

Even if no provable connection between humans and dinosaurs is found, what a wonderful fantasy that maybe, someplace, sometime, humans and dinosaurs "maybe" actually viewed each other in the flesh. Don't know about you, but we all got goosebumps the first time we saw Spielberg's Jurassic Park.  To enhance this part of the exhibit, we will include some of our museum’s lifelike dinosaur figures (see T rex video for some idea) to oversee and inspire children of all ages in this edutainment traveling show. And we will make or acquire more for the exhibit as needed.

We will also happily partner with art museums, groups, clubs, artists, or whoever wants to practice this art in the various cities, like we are doing here in Tucson, as we will tour with the Jurassic Jungle International Art Project where ever people want to see it and we can afford to bring it to.

What type of art will we be doing?

We, and you, will be doing forms of weaving (like tapestry), painting on rocks (to see if we can do it better than our ancestors), chipping figures into rock (much harder than it looks), making clay dinosaur figurines (see top video), sculpting dinosaurs, and other sophisticated art just like our ancestors did when presenting their fabulous dino-human artwork seen in our exhibit. Or if it was all faked like some say, it should be easy to do now with our superior modern knowledge, right? It will certainly be fun and educational, which is what we call “edutainment.”

Great Dreams demand Great Rewards and we haven’t stinted here. Give us your support and we will give you some real good sh*t, err, coprolite. Dino Doo Do. Or would you prefer barf, err, gastroliths. Dinosaur vomit? Not into that? How about a piece of a real T Rex? Or real dino eggshell? Dinosaur Teeth? Shark Teeth? Okay, where are we keeping the really good shi… err, stuff?

Bonus Reward Possibility For Those who Are Really Into the Theme: Would you like to see a real live dinosaur or evidence that some lived after the extinction? Yeah, us too. Well, it turns out that where much of this prehistoric art was made, there have been local sightings of living dinosaurs. Go figure. Hey, they had to have models didn’t they ;) ? Unless there are inexplicable cases of time warping! Or maybe fakery and forgery to confound even Perry Mason.

Okay, it’s a stretch. But on these expeditions you will likely see dinosaur art no one in North America has ever seen (both in this exhibit and on our tour rewards program funding this project). We have done the research and made the difficult to make contacts at museums and private collectors.  We will take a lucky few to Mexico, Peru, or The Southwest U.S. to see this evidence first hand, and let you decide for yourself. And record you doing so.

One term for this is paleoethnoherpetology. It will be a real adventure and take a certain amount of physical strength and reasonably good health is required on these trips. You will absolutely see some fabulous museums, private collections, hidden treasure troves, eat great local food (and hope not to get eaten ourselves) as well as sampling some world class ethnic cooking, and there is a chance you will be the first to see evidence of dinosaurs that outlived the Cretaceous Extinction Event (KT). Or not! And we will document all of this with website postings, blogs, twitters, and frequent blogs so all can follow just by signing up and giving one reward category. All that reward us shall be rewarded by frequent contact.

If we can get Google Glasses, or some such, we will use that as well for all our followers, and we already have the blog. You will have to judge, but we will take you there and guide you on an expedition of a lifetime (assuming you survive the experience). You could not buy that kind of a safari for many times the pledge asked. You will be accompanied by professional Explorers, Paleontologists, Paleoethnherpetologists, Archeologists, Geologists and Local Guides. And you might just make history, face to face.

Ok, I’m required to say winning a lottery has better odds. But do you feel lucky? Well, do you? Take a look at the fabulous rewards for sponsoring this Jurassic Jungle International Art Project and helping bring it to a city near you. And please, lighten up;  all you that don’t believe in anything. This is “Edutainement” at its best. Just have a big laugh at the absurdity of it all. Don’t worry, be happy. You just might like it and perhaps help change the world while you are having fun. See these rewards and then see the fine print after this explaining much more and giving details…

Risks and challenges

Fine Print: In any undertaking as bold as this there are some risks. You are taking a risk trusting what you think is the reward really is what you would like. To make this much more sure we will have photos on our website www.trexmuseum.org under "Kickstarter" so check them out to really see how awesome (or not) your reward is going to be, and please remember there will always be some variation from the photo. Contact us directly if any questions and we will respond quickly.

We are sure that if funded we will be able to put on the display aspect including the traveling exhibit. We have done this part before at our museum over 10 years. It will be good. But if more money comes in (we built all the rewards and their significant costs to us into that possibility and these rewards are quite expensive total costs to us to get to you) we will be able to acquire (mostly via loan-transport-insure-build safe displays) more Art Pieces for the Exhibit and make it the best in the world of it's kind period. You will be proud of what we can do with this and again, this Art Project Could Change the World if done correctly and gently.

The CD presents a small challenge on time, but we are working with artists who have already produced songs and CD's so what we will really need is more artists to step forward with songs. We can write and even compose on Pro Tools 10, but getting the timing right is harder as this is an artistic endeavor and time flows different for true art. Timing can be "artistic."

The book is the same, although we have already secured a publisher and have a good idea on costs and what is needed so while we don't entirely control the timeline, we are aware of what needs to be done here as well. Doing it as an enhanced Ebook allows much more flexibility including ability to put in more photos, links, and forwards; thus making it much more fun and interactive.

And finally the expeditions. Here is more of a timing issue. We have to try and coordinate multiple people to arrive around the same time in the same place. Then we have to transport, feed, and give a great expedition to people of varying physical abilities, expectations, interests, and knowledge levels. So we have hired experts who have done these expeditions (perhaps with a different theme) in their locality. But the caveat is we will need to make this happen in a place far, far away and perhaps even in a time long, long ago. We can only say that we will be along with other experts in various fields so we will do our absolute best to make it go smooth. All will be sent a list of what to expect, what you must bring and do, and suggestions to make these trips more comfortable. But remember these are real expeditions and certain hardship (like losing toilet paper and biting insects) may have to be overcome. But think of the possible rewards; we can perhaps change perceptions of history through ART! We will Coordinate with all parties and adjust the times to accommodate all, so dates are best guess at thjs time.

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    Receive a real Fossilized “Sea Monster” Tooth. We have found seven different kinds from 50 Million Years Ago to 300 MYA in North Africa and Asia. They range in size from half an inch to over two inches and they will be randomly selected and all will be authentic fossils. Most will be sharks including relatives of the Great White and Tigers. There are also some ancient sea reptiles like Plesiosaurs and Mosasaurs as well as ancient Sting Rays. You will get one of the above.

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    Receive a real Dinosaur Eggshell fossil from Mongolia. This was collected in the 1920’s when it was still ok to take home this kind of stuff, though rightly it is not any more. So it may be from an Asian T rex (Tarbosaur) or something much smaller, like say a velociraptor. Your guess is as good as ours since it is not in context (bad from a scientific view point, but great if you have imagination).

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    Dinosaur Posters and other Natural History themes like geology, rocks & minerals, astronomy, etc. Mostly dinosaur. These are mostly 24" X 36" Museum Quality Full Color that cost up to $25 retail. This reward is for our value conscious person who really wants to get something for their money and this is it. Helps us achieve our goal and also gives you a great deal as well. Don't you just cringe when you see a reward that says thanks for your donation we will be thinking about you? Sorry, each to their own strategy and nothing wrong for a good cause. You will see we really try and offer great rewards for your generosity.

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    Receive a copy of the CD code named J.J.Dinostorius. We will get at least one and as many as possible artists to autograph some part of it for you making it truly special. This will have new and original songs about dinosaurs, well you know our theme.

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    Split your own shale to extract the fossil inside, just like real dinosaur museums and expeditions do! These "rock" slabs come from all over the world. We bring them back from expeditions as "overburden" and 95 out of 100 have real fossils fish, feathers, ferns, bone, leaves, and sometimes multiple fossils. We do not high grade, this is just what we have left after taking all the underburden from a fossil dig and if we have the time we go through it for micro fossils. We will send directions on exactly how to get the fossils out since each type of matrix has a different characteristic and requires different techniques. All require only common hand tools and sometimes a little soaking in water beforehand. You could literally get anything here from a bird to an entire fish as there is just no way to know. But you will get the fun of doing it and almost certainly a genuine fossil. We will also tell you where yours comes from so you have a fair chance of knowing exactly what you have found. We just don't have time to go through the large mass of this matrix. You will really enjoy it and could actually find a very rare fossil in this stuff, really! You will get it in time to make it an awesome Christmas present and help our cause.

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    Real Mosasaur or Plesiosaur bone. These are true Sea Monsters and we stumbled on a "bone bed" that contained no separate or articulated individuals but rather hundreds of bones that had all jumbled together. They include vertebrae, arm and leg bones, claw and teeth pieces, and misc that we can't easily identify. But they are real authentic and come from the Texas area and are up to 100 million uyears old. Really cool when you see one and great to put into a display box. We can only send one per Kickstarter rules, but if you put multiple amounts like $30 or $60 we will send you that many. In time for Christmas.

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    Receive as a reward some good shi* , err, coprolite, uhmm, dinosaur doo do. We know it’s a shi*y thing to give away but hey, some people really want the novelty of holding something that came out the back of a dinosaur. Tastes vary.

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    Receive real Barf, err, gastrolith, uhm, dinosaur vomit. Again, some people want what came out the front end of a dinosaur. Okay, this is polished and kinda cool in a creepy sort of way

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    Dig Your Own Real Fossil. These are usually "sea monster" teeth like Plesiosaurus, Shark, and Mosasaurus. On an expedition to North Africa we saw locals selling these fossils from 70 to 80 Million Year Ago partial prepped out of the hard dirt matrix. We asked if they could put the same fossil back on top of the fossil so our T Rex Museum clients could have the fun of digging them out again but be sure of getting a cool fossil. That is what you get for your pledge. It is very fun and actually easy with just a sharp nail to extract these authentic old fossils. Will ship anywhere they re legal but additional for International shipping as they weigh a bit and require boxing.

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    Get our coffee table style Ebook on the entire Jurassic Jungle International Art Project including pictures of the amazing art we have discovered from all over the world showing dinosaurs and often human and dinosaurs interacting. Will include photos of our expeditions and any real dinosaurs that turn up ;-)

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    Receive a real Dinosaur Tooth. We absolutely guarantee it will be a relatively intact dinosaur tooth or tooth tip from a larger tooth from North Africa, Mongolia, or China. You can put it in a nice glass display box and be the envy of all your friends, and yes we will tell you which great dragon it came from, if we know.

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    Real hand carved and painted Dragon from Thailand. Each one is unique and one of a kind. You will really like these and very likely never seen anything like these carvings that really capture the essence of "Dragon." Disclaimer: They can be difficult to ship as there is no easy way to do it and they are all spines, teeth, and claws sticking out everywhere. We wrap with bubble and peanuts and pray. Sometimes a fine tooth or claw can break off in shipping and we can not do anything about the postal service, but the good news is you can just superglue and good as new. Trust us, you will love these. Sizes from 6" coiled up to over a foot stretched out. These are not small. In time for a great Christmas present. As always check our website for photos of rewards.

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    Receive a real T Rex Tooth (or tooth tip) from Montana. That’s all we can say other than you will get a letter from the museum authenticating that is what it is, age, the formation, where found, etc. We will only ship International if it is legal in your country so please check your laws.

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    Receive a real piece of T Rex Leg Bone in a great display box from a personal collection out of context, but authenticated by the T Rex Museum. It doesn’t have to be big to be the coolest thing in your house or on your desk at work.

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    Bring the Jurassic Jungle International Art Project traveling exhibit to your city. You will have to help us find a sponsoring institution, patron, corporation, or group as we can not possibly know the ins and outs of your city or handle the details from a distance. But with this amount you will be guaranteed an exhibit window, the details to be worked out with us. Your name or an organization or charity (yes we can help you raise funds with this exhibit) that you designate will be on the advertising and press releases. Be aware that this takes a lot of planning and things have to happen in a proper manner with good timing for this to be successful. There are some caveats so contact us with questions as needed. But we will do all we can do to get this to your city with your name as the major sponsor. It’s really a package that we will help put together and this reward puts you at the front of the line. First in first out order will be tried (though we will need to coordinate the shipping and setting up with our crew and the one at the institution or place it will be going to) before going any further. You also get your choice of any reward under the $500 or less Pledge if you want it.

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    Come with us to explore Peru and the Dinosaur Human Connection. We will be on hand to pick you up in Lima, Peru, the capital and take you to a fine hotel. We will then go by plane and train to our secret destination (you will be notified after funding goals are reached). It has been reported that dinosaurs have been seen in the area by locals and while scientifically that is impossible, so was the Coelacanth fish which turned up after supposedly being extinct for a hundred million years. Long odds, but you could be the first person seeing a living dinosaur or evidence. of one. But mostly we will be looking for and at the Art showing humans and dinosaurs were familiar to the ancestors of these peoples back into antiquity. We will take care of all the land portion from Lima and you will take on the round trip to get there. You will also get the Reward of the $1000 category (if you want it), a signed by crew copy of the book we will produce after the trips with your name as a Sponsor in our Book, and of course the signed CD. You will also get mentioned frequently on our daily Blog and websites as we update them during the trip. It takes a lot to make a trip like this happen so we have put this off just a little bit to make sure all the arrangements, the weather, and all the people going are on the same page. We will be sending you important information of what to bring, how to prepare, and will be talking to you personally every step of the way to insure the absolute best trip possible. For much more detail, please go to www.trexmuseum.org and click on Expeditions or contact us directly with questions or concerns and we will answer fully. THE DATE IS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PUT SOMETHING IN THIS FIELD. IN REALITY WE WILL COORDINATE WITH ALL BACKERS HERE TO PICK A TIME AROUND THIS SO ALL CAN GO.

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    Come with us to Mexico as we search for figurines of dinosaurs and for non fossilized bones of dinosaurs. There are both quality reports and photos of bones found in this area of a sauropod dinosaur (just like many of the figurines found here depicted) and while fantastic and odds against, we will have a professional crew to help us see what we can find. Unfossilized bones were also found that one archaeologist called a sauropod rib. Was it? Let's go see! If we beat the million plus to one odds here and really discover something scientifically important, we will turn it over to a Mexican Museum as per the laws. But you will be on that team and perhaps help excavate real archeological or paleontological science. We will be about 2 hours outside Mexico City in a very rural area that appears to be completely outside any drug area. We will take care of all the land portion including most meals, overnight accommodations, and transportation throughout, from the airport which we will tell you about, and you will take on the round trip to get there. You will also get the Reward of the $1000 category (if you want it), a signed by crew copy of the book we will produce after the trips with your name as a Sponsor in our Book, and of course the signed CD. This date is flexible based on conditions like weather, politics, etc., but we will absolutely have this trip. It takes a lot to make a trip like this happen so we have put this off just a little bit to make sure all the arrangements, the weather, and all the people going are on the same page. We will be sending you important information of what to bring, how to prepare, and will be talking to you personally every step of the way to insure the absolute best trip possible. For much more detail, please go to www.trexmuseum.org and click on Expeditions or contact us directly with questions or concerns and we will answer fully. THE DATE IS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PUT SOMETHING IN THIS FIELD. IN REALITY WE WILL COORDINATE WITH ALL BACKERS HERE TO PICK A TIME AROUND THIS SO ALL CAN GO.

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    Come with us to Arizona and the Southwest and see real dinosaur petroglyphs, evidence, and other anomalies in Anastazi and other ancient civilizations headquartered in this ancient area that has the longest cultivated history in N. America with interact with super knowledgeable and personable professional local Guides including Scientists. Details are on our museum website, but you will provide round trip air into Phoenix or Tucson and we will provide the rest of the expedition needs including most meals, transportation, and professional guides, and accommodations. Itinerary is not completely set as we are negotiating with local indigenous peoples in the know, but it will be awesome as we explore several archeological sites and Parks. No sleeping outdoors on this one. You will also get the Reward of the $1000 category (if you want it), a signed by crew copy of the book and CD, and your name as a Sponsor in our Book. You will also get mentioned frequently on our daily Blog and websites as we update them during the trip. It takes a lot to make a trip like this happen so we have put this off just a little bit to make sure all the arrangements, the weather, and all the people going are on the same page. We will be sending you important information of what to bring, how to prepare, and will be talking to you personally every step of the way to insure the absolute best trip possible. For much more detail, please go to www.trexmuseum.org and click on Expeditions or contact us directly with questions or concerns and we will answer fully. THE DATE IS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO PUT SOMETHING IN THIS FIELD. IN REALITY WE WILL COORDINATE WITH ALL BACKERS HERE TO PICK A TIME AROUND THIS SO ALL CAN GO.

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    Become Our Major Sponsor and you get all in the $1000, one choice of the $5000 category, plus pictures (including those on the expedition) and Bio as an Expedition Sponsor in our Book about this project. Immortality if we do find a dinosaur or evidence of current occupation, as you get to first announce it to the world. While it is a very long shot, think of the possibilities! And if your health or circumstances do not permit going on the expedition you can name someone, relative or other, to go in your place as your representative. If you want others to come with or go instead we will negotiate that with you as well. You will also get mentioned frequently on our daily Blog and websites as we update them during the trip. Imagine your name mentioned along with any history that is made with no downside. This starts in February with a planning meeting in Tucson where we will put all the cards on the table, show the evidence we are using to base these trips on, engage you in this planning process, and take you out to the worlds largest Fossil Show here in Tucson with a personally guided trip behind the scenes that only well know museum directors, international paleontologists, or super high rollers in the biz ever get to see. We will put you up in a first class hotel and drive you around for up to 3 days letting you meet the players and some famous paleontologists, fossil preppers, dealers and more contacts we have made over 40 years. You can contact us for more information and to help set your itinerary plus the other categories included above.

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