Peabody Fossil Hunter

Thursday, July 14

In Uncategorized on July 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Yesterday, the Camel Butte crew battled strong winds that kept the gnats away but made even standing still a challenge. Cutting into the side of the slopes, the dirt blew horizontally out to the grasslands as soon as it hit the screens. We emerged with 25 gallons of matrix, and a few dirt unibrows.

By the end of the windy day, Anthropology major Greg Mittl had a dirt beard.

Today, heat was the challenge. We spent the day in two groups again, one collecting more matrix at Camel Butte and the other at Hoff Ranch prospecting for more mammal jaws. We also dug two trenches, which will allow geologist Antoine Bercovici to generate a timeline “anchoring” a few key fossil finds in the stratigraphic column.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: