We finished up our second Carmel Church excavation of 2010 on Sunday, with the completion of our last two jackets, shown above just before they were flipped. These were our fourth and fifth jackets of the trip. We unloaded them at the museum this morning.
After flipping the jackets, we found another excellent example of Miocene burrows cutting into the underlying Eocene Nanjemoy Formation, which forms the base sediment in the image below:
This was one of the hottest, sweatiest, and dirtiest excavations we’ve ever had at Carmel Church, with multiple days over 100 degrees F (1991 rivaled it, but that was in July and August instead of June). In spite of the rough conditions, we had a large crew that spent multiple days on site, and I’d like to thank Brett, Tim, Brooke, DB, Rich, Judi, Christina, Piper, Christa, Sam, Bryan, Mike, Josh, Liz, Claiborne, Caroline, Amelia, Sebastian, Ron, Carter, Nancy, Linda, Doug, Jeanne, and Florence for their perseverance under adverse conditions.