We continued plugging away at the vertebral column today. because of the size of the skeleton and the density of bone, as usual I just had to go ahead and pick a spot to force our trench through. The photo above shows where were going, which required removing the large light-colored object in the foreground (which is actually some type of reworked fossil), as well as the platy bone on top of it, and the vertebra sticking up in the back.
It took most of the day, and required breaking the processes, but we eventually removed the vertebra. Turning it over, we found one of the phalanges (finger bones) stuck to it: