Monthly Archives: June 2011

Headed home

Brooke still had some plant fossils to collect, so Tim and I spent the day sightseeing and packing to leave. Wyoming is beautiful country, and as on past trips I find that I have lots of interesting pictures that never … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 14

When Callan Bentley was visiting us a few days ago, he found a circular depression with an elevated rim in one of the sandstone beds near Two Sisters, and wondered if it might be a sauropod track. Tracks have been … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 13

With hot temperatures and high winds that twice blew our tarp away, we had a fairly short day today so there’s not a lot to report. We successfully flipped the long bone that we top-jacketed yesterday (above).

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Wyoming Day 12

We set out this morning with our new, revised plan to remove the associated vertebrae we found yesterday. We were joined by Callan Bentley (above), a geologist from Northern Virginia Community College and author of the blog Mountain Beltway.

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Wyoming Day 11

In advance of an excavation, I usually develop a pretty clear plan of how large an area I’m going to remove. Generally,by 3 or 4 days into a two-week excavation I know how things are going to proceed; what order … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 10

With clear weather this morning, we set off early with a reduced crew, as Brooke and the students headed off to do stratigraphic work. The rest of us went to the site to try and finally remove one of the … Continue reading

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Wyoming Day 9 – Red Gulch

As predicted, it was raining when we got up this morning. So, after breakfast at Dirty Annie’s we drove to the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, about halfway between Shell and Greybull, for a quick paleontology and geology lesson.

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