On the first day of our Carmel Church excavation last November Christina found associated remains of a fish skull (above). This was pretty exciting, because associated fish remains (multiple bones from one individual) are relatively rare at Carmel Church. I did a little prep work in my hotel room (below), but the specimen was deeply weathered with a hard crust, as is typical of Carmel Church bones exposed at the surface. Further preparation had to wait until we returned to the museum. Continue reading
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