Monthly Archives: August 2009

Carmel Church Day 5

Today was sunny and hot, and we were able to put in almost 10 hours on site. First thing this morning we successfully flipped yesterday’s jacket (above). Advertisements

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Carmel Church Day 4

It rained last night and all morning, and while we would normally dig through the rain, this time the tarp was dripping into our trench. After spending a little time at the site after breakfast cleaning mud out of the … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 3

We’re already settling into a steady routine with so many exposed bones. Tim was able to remove the rib he’s been working on (above). Meanwhile, we pretty much completed a trench around the first four vertebrae in the series:

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Carmel Church Day 2, Jeffersoniana

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 … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 1

We went back into the Carmel Church Quarry this morning, and we plan to be here excavating for the next two weeks. During our previous excavation (last March) we were removing a whale skeleton that just won’t end; we’ve already … Continue reading

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