Monthly Archives: March 2010

Carmel Church Day 3

It was a beautiful day today, and we spent about 9 hours at the site. We’re hitting a lot of bones now, even though we’ve only uncovered about 0.2 square meters. In the photo above, a rib (No. 3 from … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 2

Things started drying out today, and Tim and I moved perhaps a half-ton of sediment before lunch. By around 2:00 pm we were into the bonebed, with several small bits and pieces of bone exposed. In the image above, “1” … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 1

Tim and I returned to Carmel Church today for a planned two-week excavation. This is our first trip to the site since last November, and I brought a chainsaw in anticipation of downed trees. It was a good decision, as … Continue reading

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Darwin’s other theory

Diagrams from Darwin, 1842 Tim has to write an essay about a famous scientist for his science class that includes describing that person’s major contributions, and he chose Charles Darwin (that’s my boy!). To help him out, I showed him … Continue reading

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Storage jacket, travel, and more

It took me several days after the GSA meeting to catch up on various administrative duties, and I also spent some time last week working on collections organization (more on that later). I did finally get a chance to do … Continue reading

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GSA Day 3

Today was the last day of the GSA meeting, and it was another full slate of talks and posters.

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GSA Day 2

Today may have been my busiest day for attending talks, and I went through almost the entire morning without any breaks; things did ease up a bit in the afternoon.

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