Monthly Archives: November 2007

Whale update 1

We’ve made a lot of progress on our Carmel Church whale skull in the last few weeks, to the point that we’ve started removing the first small fragments from the field jacket and reconstructing them, as shown above. However, to … Continue reading

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Upcoming field opportunities

VMNH Vertebrate Paleontology has several upcoming opportunities to participate in excavations and educational trips in 2008. Anyone interested in participating should contact me. All of the proceeds from these trips are used to supports research at VMNH. 

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Making a storage jacket

Our Stegosaurus shin (tibia and fibula) has progressed to the point that it’s ready for a storage jacket (the bone is too weak to support its own weight.) In the video above, VMNH volunteer Ruth Decker Chaney and interns Bronwyn Hairston and … Continue reading

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Another James River specimen

This photo was sent to us from Linda Morse at the College of William and Mary. The specimen was found by William and Mary student Jason Lunze on the James River, in either the Cobham Bay Member of the Eastover Formation … Continue reading

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Diplodocus update

Today we finished the third bone in our Diplodocus pelvis, the right pubis. The inner (medial) surface is shown above. That leaves only the left pubis left to prepare in this jacket. With several bones now prepared, next week we plan to start … Continue reading

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North Carolina Fossil Fair

Today we set up a VMNH table at the North Carolina Fossil Fair at the the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. About 40 other exhibitors were also present, with a wide range of fossils (dominated by specimens from the Carolinas.) … Continue reading

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