Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sea turtle coracoid

Today we’ve been moving a lot of Carmel Church bones from the lab into Collections storage, and making identifications as we go. One bone, shown above, was a bit unusual. It’s just a fragment, with a flat articular surface at … Continue reading

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Casting the Carter Bog Megalonyx, Part 1

I mentioned last week that we’re starting several new molding and casting projects in order to expand our exhibits at VMNH. One of these projects is the Carter Bog Megalonyx, a ground sloth specimen excavated in Ohio during the early … Continue reading

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New casting projects

Earlier this week Ray and I took a road trip to the Midwest to evaluate some possible opportunities for producing molds and casts, which we hope to use to expand the exhibits at VMNH.

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Could this dentary be from Buttercup?

In July 2011, when we collected the first fragments from the baby baleen whale “Buttercup“, we of course collected a lot of additional material found in the same pit. One piece that went unnoticed at the time was the small … Continue reading

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