Monthly Archives: August 2008

Carmel Church Day 7

Even by Carmel Church standards, we’re found a lot of bones, and it has slowed us down a bit. It’s hard to make a lot of progress when you find a new bone every few centimeters. All of the light-colored … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 6

With beautiful weather today, and a virtual army of volunteers, we made lots of progress. We’ve now uncovered a large number of bones; I estimate at least several dozen. It’s always difficult to make field counts and identifications at Carmel … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Days 4 and 5

Rain kept us out of the quarry on Thursday, but we were back on site today. Excavations in the Calvert are slow, but only because were finding so many fossils. We’ve exposed perhaps 10 square feet of the bonebed, and … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 3

The remnants of Hurricane Fay resulted in a light rain through most of the day. Even so, we were able to remove the remains of the St. Marys whale; the photo above shows all four jackets from this pit (two … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 2

This morning the weather looked a little ominous as we ate breakfast:

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As some people have apparently already heard, the Carmel Church Quarry is reopening as an active quarry later this year. However, the operators, Martin Marietta, are still allowing VMNH to enter the quarry for fossil excavations. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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Whale update-almost finished!

We’ve reached a milestone in the preparation of our Carmel Church whale skull. This was the very first jacket we opened at the new museum, on March 31, 2007. It was featured in my first blog entry last September, and we’ve … Continue reading

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