Re: Roy Chapman Andrews

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Posted by Fedora from on November 14, 1998 at 15:14:50:

In Reply to: Roy Chapman Andrews posted by HAMMER on November 14, 1998 at 13:40:41:

: Roy Chapman Andrews. HE found some dinosaur eggs in Asia about the same time indy is supposed to have been on his adventures. There's a picture of him out there wearing a brown fedora just like Indy too.

Actually Roy Chapman Andrews wasn't an actual archaeologist. He was more of an expeditionist. He assembled, organized, and led trips for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He eventually became the curator, for a short time. He is most famous for his expeditions in Asia, specificly the Gobi desert where he first discovered dinosaur eggs. He wore a leather jacket very similar to Indy's, but his hat wasn't a Fedora, regretfully.

He has an autobiography out, which is really fun to read. The title is 'Under a Lucky Star' Problem is that it was last published in 1943. (It has a few interesting comments on the Japanese that we wouldn't read today!)

I was lucky and found my copy in a used bookstore in Northern Ontario actually. What is kind of neat is that in the back there is a library slip card that says the book is from the US Naval Training Station in Sampson N.Y. and is due back March 22, 1945.


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