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Duration: 1 hour

Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago and we have hardly ever found a complete skeleton. So how do we turn a pile of broken bones into a dinosaur exhibit? Dr Alice Roberts finds out how the experts put skeletons back together, with muscles, accurate postures, and even - in some cases - the correct skin colour.

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Mon 26 Sep 2011 03:20 BBC Four

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Credits

Presenter
Alice Roberts
Executive Producer
Jonathan Renouf
Producer
Olly Bootle
Director
Olly Bootle

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