Monthly Archives: August 2012
Pronghorns (Antilocapra americana) are cool! One evening at the Dana Quarry dig, driving to the shower, we happened onto a herd of does and not-so-young fawns. They looked at us with interest, and when the car stopped they took off…… … Continue reading
Our daily routine at the dig in Dana Quarry in Wyoming involved a car ride to the shower and to fetch potable water. I’ll have more to say about camp life later, including this shower. For now, it only matters … Continue reading
Today, I am asking for your help! If you have a few minutes and some knowledge of archosaur track fossils please help me with a track fossil project. Here’s a figure with outline tracings of tracks. I have intentionally not … Continue reading
Let’s get this over with: some grouse, I guess. I won’t bore you with myriad photos of small birds, as these mostly consist of a lot of sky or landscape with a tiny feathery dot near the middle. Pretty impressive, … Continue reading
Yeah, I know, I am tossing those extant critters at you like there’s no tomorrow. Patience, young palaeo-padawan, dinosaurs to come. I mean to get the extant stuff done ASAP. What, you don’t like creepy crawly critters? OK, I’ll have … Continue reading
daily guest at our campsite.
Luckily, we had few of these around. I am a vertebrate palaeontologist.
At the dig I went to this summer there was the common-to-the-US-West risk of rattlesnakes. In contrast to the many other time when I was warned there might be some around, this time some were! Finally! more pics below the fold
It’s finally done: I sent out the 2nd circular for the DigitalFossil 2012 conference! Here it is, too. The website now holds information on the workshops, go check them out! Some cool stuff