In the mid-nineteenth century a nearly-complete dinosaur skeleton was found in New Jersey. This sparked interest in the search for dinosaur bones and two men, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, began a vicious competition to see who could make the most significant discoveries. This has been called the Bone Wars.
Haddonfield and the 'Bone Wars'
Information about how the war of dinosaur discovery between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh began in Haddonfield, N.J. in 1868.
The UnMuseum: Whatever Happened to the Brontosaurus?
Explains that the brontosaurus is actually an apatosaurus with the head of a camarasaurus. It recounts how this happened.
Wikipedia: Bone Wars
Tells how Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh came to compete in the discovery of dinosaur bones, and the havoc they caused.
Wyoming: The Bone Wars
An illustrated history of the Bone Wars. It includes photos taken from 1904 - 1934 and includes reproductions of engravings from 1871.
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