Category Archives: Chesapeake Group

Carmel Church, Day 9

We’re now focusing on three areas in the boulder field, that are producing a moderate number of bones. These all sit on and between boulders, and the boulders are dictating the progress of the excavation. With such a tight working … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 8

We took yesterday off for Memorial Day, but we were back at the excavation today. We’ve actually come across a small area (maybe 1 X 0.5 m) that looks a bit more like the typical bonebed, although I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 7

I only have a short report today, because even though we’re doing a lot of work, it’s mainly trying to prep bones we’ve already located for removal. Working around the boulders and digging through the cobble-rich conglomerate makes this a … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 6

Today’s progress was incremental, as we continued to follow the bones we’ve found over the last few days. We did turn up a few new items today, including the piece of wood shown above. Carmel Church wood is not mineralized, … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 5

We had a small crew today, as Laura is away for a few days while Christina and Ashley spent the day at a SAGE workshop. Sam, Chip, and I spent the day at the quarry and made a lot of … Continue reading

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Carmel Church Day 4

We spent most of the day doing detail work around the small number of bones we’ve found. This sometimes requires working in awkward positions, which is why Ashley is laying head-down over the excavation pit in the photo above.

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Carmel Church Day 3

Usually by the third day of an excavation things have started to settle into a routine. For this excavation, routine means big rocks, and we found several more today.

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