Monthly Archives: March 2009

Carmel Church Day 7

There’s not a great deal to report on today. The rain finally let up for a few hours, allowing us to drain the bottom of a very muddy pit. We worked furiously all morning trying to complete the trench around … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 6

With the rain driving us off the site, we set up a makeshift preparation lab in the hotel room and spent the day cleaning some of the fossils collected last week.

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Carmel Church Day 5

We had more or less continuous rain today. The work tarps keep some of the rain off, but it eventually seeps into the trenches, making it impossible to see what we’re working on, so we only put in about a … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 4

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 … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 3

No rain today, so we managed to get a lot of work done. We flipped and completed our first jacket, below:

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Carmel Church Day 2

Today we began to settle into the routine of the excavation, although it was 20 degrees colder today than yesterday. With so many bones exposed from last fall, we were quickly able to define our first jacket, which contains a … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 1

We’re back at Carmel Church for the next two weeks, with a groups of students representing four different schools (Emory and Henry, Radford, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary). Long-time blog readers will recall that we had to leave a … Continue reading

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