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The most notorious scientific feud in history - Lukas Rieppel

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After the California Gold Rush of 1848, settlers streamed west to strike it rich. In addition to precious metals, they unearthed another treasure: dinosaur bones. Two wealthy scientists in particular— Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope— competed to uncover these prehistoric monsters. Lukas Rieppel digs into one of the most notorious scientific feuds in history, known as the Bone Wars.

What first caused the relationship between Cope and Marsh to deteriorate?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lukas Rieppel
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis, Zedem Media
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Nefeli Chrysanthou
  • Animator Rafael Kallistratou
  • Art Director Nefeli Chrysanthou
  • Music Soundstripe
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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