Category Archives: Carmel Church Chondrichthyans

Guest Blog: Courtland’s Summer Internship

My name is Courtland Lyle, and I am a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am pursuing a double major in both geology and biology and wish to study paleontology on a graduate level … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Quarry 2015 Day 4

Due to poor weather conditions, lingering snow, and ice, I lost three days of excavation time. Fortunately, my next crew of volunteers arrived safely and had excellent weather conditions to work in on their first day. This new crew consists … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Quarry 2015 Day 2

Today’s report will be relatively short. Despite the cold, my crew soldiered on to join me in the pit to begin the process of uncovering the area of the Calvert Formation I want to work on during this excavation. Task … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Quarry 2015 Day 1

Today marks the first of two things: VMNH’s first CCQ excavation of 2015 and my first excavation where I am the organizer and leader. Many thanks to Martin Marietta Quarry for continuing to support VMNH’s efforts in the quarry. Due to … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 11

The strange bone Rowan found yesterday bothered me all night. I was frustrated because there was a large, fresh-looking break (above) and I felt that if I had the rest of the bone I might be able to make a … Continue reading

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Carmel Church, Day 4

The weather is expected to turn bad in a few days, so we’re trying to remove as many bones as we can before this weekend. Our small pit in the northeast part of the quarry produced several more bones today, … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 12

We spent today working on the trench around our last jacket, and removing teeth and small bits of bone that didn’t warrant a jacket, such as this nice shark vertebra that Tim pulled out of the west side of the … Continue reading

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