lab itself is finished and our tools and supplies have finally
been moved in. Today we brought the fossils we will work on in
the coming weeks up from the basement. The Camarasaurus pieces
are huge, of course. Big Joe, a pallet lifting machine, was rolled
in to move the dinosaur pieces and the large rhino jackets.
I will open up a plaster jacket containing (from what they could
see in the field) rhino hips and vertebrae. We put it up on the
table and realized it's so tall that we have to lower the table
in order for me to work on it. Big Joe to the rescue again! Allen
S. will start the work on the Camarasaurus Saturday. He'll start
with some vertebrae. That specimen has been in our basement forever
just waiting to be prepared and mounted.
T. will bring up some matrix for us to sort through for tiny mammal
fossils. And then I think we're ready to go. We'll keep you posted
on the surprises and frustrations we come across. One thing about
paleontology is that it is predictably unpredictable.
to our new home!
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