Monthly Archives: June 2009

Wyoming Day 12

It was 30 degrees cooler today, and drizzling, when we returned to the site. We had one final bone to remove, a probable fibula (one of the bones in the shin). Everything went smoothly, and we were able to remove … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 11

We took today off, since temperatures in the Bighorn Basin were over 100 F today. Instead we drove through Wind River Canyon and visited the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. We planned to eat our lunch at one of the picnic benches … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 10

This morning was the big moment for the femur, as after an hour or so of additional undercutting we were ready to attempt flipping it over. In spite of my worries from yesterday, it went perfectly:

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Wyoming Day 9

Today we began preparing the femur for its top jacket. I’ve been a bit worried about removing this bone, because of the way in which it’s preserved. The bone is badly fractured just distal of the midpoint, and the most … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 8

We’re into the home stretch now. We started the morning clearing the pit of the wildlife happily constructing a nest in our burlap:

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Wyoming Day 7

Another short day. This time it was because we lost the truck keys for several hours. We were finally able to get to the site around lunchtime, and managed to get a few hours of digging in, including removing the … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 6

We had a short day today, as our crew is changing over. We cleared a bit more sediment off of the femur (above), which I’m VERY tentatively calling Camarasaurus.

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