Dinosaurs - The "Bone War"

At the end of the 19th century the American West was the scene of numerous fortuitous discoveries of large deposits of dinosaur fossils! The public is passionate about it, the Museums compete to obtain more and more specimens and in this unique context two men, two paleontologists, two old friends, will engage in a merciless struggle to find and describe as many dinosaurs as possible.

With dynamite, under shovels, pickaxes, hammers and chisels reappear Coelophysis, Allosaurus, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops… Cope and Marsh will not hesitate to spy on each other, to sabotage the discoveries of the other, to bribe the workers, to divert the supplies… The brush in one hand, the rifle in the other, they will push their research until 'in Indian territory, leading what history calls the “war of bones”.

Video: Joseph Leidy u0026 Edward Drinker Cope (January 2022).