I’m not sure what to make of this dentary. It’s either broken at the tip, with the anterior part rotated 90 degrees, or there are two dentaries sitting next to each other; at Carmel Church the two possibilities are equally likely. We removed both of these segments today, and I’m still not sure which option is correct.
After getting the dentary out of the way, we were able to finally trench around the skull and make a top jacket. I don’t have a picture of it because we had to work until dark to get the jacket made; we actually had to do our cleanup under the truck’s headlights. Tomorrow morning we’ll try to flip the jacket.
Here are some of the other remains that came out of the trench around the skull. A bone fragment from a sturgeon: