Monthly Archives: January 2009

Stegosaurus vertebra

I haven’t talked about dinosaurs much lately, but I haven’t forgotten them. Volunteer Jim Slezak has been working on a number of bones for us, mostly from the “Nickapod” site located a few miles from Shell (I haven’t excavated the … Continue reading

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From the collections, Part 4

I made reference to this specimen back in October, in the comments on the post about Carmel Church birds. This is VMNH’s only specimen of a pseudodontorn.

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Upcoming events

There are a lot of upcoming events for VMNH Paleontology in 2009, and several of these are open for public participation.

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Dino Day

Dino Day was held at VMNH yesterday. The morning started off with the unveiling of the Boxley stromatolite; the photo above include (left to right) Charles Craddock from Boxley Materials, me, John Moser of Moser Productions (who designed and built … Continue reading

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Stromatolite news

There was lots of activity today related to the Boxley stromatolite. We plan to publicly display the stromatolite for the first time tomorrow morning during VMNH’s Dino Dayevent. John Moser of Moser Productions arrived this afternoon with the stromatolite base, which took several months … Continue reading

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Shenandoah River

Today as Brett and I were driving back home from Washington we caught a glimpse of the Shenandoah River from I-66 that was somewhat unusual. We took the next exit and drove around on back roads for awhile looking for … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, and more from the collections

I hope everyone has had a pleasant holiday season. I’m still on vacation, but return to work for a very busy period next week. The museum’s annual Dino Day festival is scheduled for January 10, which is also the day … Continue reading

Posted in Carmel Church Chondrichthyans, Carmel Church Quarry, Chesapeake Group, From the Collections Room | 10 Comments