Carmel Church Day 13

It’s a short post tonight, because we finished up this evening and closed down the pit. I had intended to remove three jackets, but we only ended up getting two out (both of them are visible above). As we tried to trench around the third jacket we encountered a large amount of bone, which is going to require a week or more to remove. We took out the most fragile elements (the whale atlas and the fish vertebrae) and put a temporary jacket over the remaining bones to protect them for the next excavation, which will happen in a few weeks.

Even though we didn’t remove the last jacket, it was a highly successful trip, with several hundred pounds of specimens recovered. I’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped out on this excavation, including Tim and Rachel Livengood, Mike and Josh Morriss, and Carter and Bryce Harrison.

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3 Responses to Carmel Church Day 13

  1. ScienceTim says:

    Thanks for having us! We had a wonderful time. Rachel is showing her report to her teacher today, and I am hoping that she will get the go-ahead to present it in class tomorrow.

  2. Alton Dooley says:

    Tim, I’m glad you and Rachel were able to join us, and hope you’ll be able to help out in the future. We’ve still got a lot to do at Carmel Church!

  3. Doug says:

    “We’ve still got a lot to do at Carmel Church!”
    Would love to give you a hand with that someday.

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