Monthly Archives: November 2010

From the collections room (Gwyneddichnium)

It is usually quite difficult to attribute fossil trackways to the particular organism that produced the tracks. In a few rare cases the critter may literally “die in in tracks” and we can be certain, but usually the critter has … Continue reading

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Carmel Church wrap up

We actually finished at Carmel Church late Saturday afternoon, but between driving home, unloading the truck and running various errands (including a software update on my computer) this is the first chance I’ve had to post.

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Carmel Church Day 4

Today we were joined by volunteers Mike and Josh, and with the extra hands things progressed quickly. I’m actually almost a full day ahead of where I expected to be at this point, and if all goes well we may … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 3

We’re settled into a routine now, as is usually the case after two or three days of digging. I’ve got a pretty good idea of how large an area is going to get removed, and at this point we’re trying … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 2

Tuesday we were rained out, and didn’t make it into the quarry at all. By this morning the weather was clear again and we were able to resume digging, even though the ground was still a bit soggy.

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Carmel Church Day 1

I’m finally back at Carmel Church, hopefully for about a week. When Tim and I arrived this morning, we didn’t find any trees down, but the road to the site was partially washed out and the metal frame we use … Continue reading

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Brief plant update

I’ve been inundated with new material over the last few weeks. In addition to our extensive Ordovician collecting, I’ve made two trips to Beckley to collect plant material, and DB and I are planning another trip there this Thursday (all while trying … Continue reading

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