Today we continued following our whale skeleton, with four people working on the main pit. Things are progressing very rapidly since we removed the overburden with a backhoe last year, and we’ve now exposed the next six vertebrae in the series (there are two just visible at the top end of the scale bar):
Today, VMNH announced that one of our scientific publication series, Jeffersoniana, is going open access; pdf’s will be available for free download at the following site:
This is part of an effort to make the museum’s research more easily available to both researchers and to the general public.
Currently only numbers 17-19 are available, but earlier issues will be added as soon as possible, and future issues will be posted at the same site. I’ll be adding a permanent link on the blog homepage.
Jeffersoniana includes papers on a variety of topics, not just paleontology, but I publish a lot of my smaller papers there. Of the three currently available, two of them are mine:Jeffersoniana 18, on Carmel Church land mammals, and Jeffersoniana 19, on the Boxley stromatolite.