Saturday, August 31, 2019

Allosaurus fragilis


Death comes to us all. But in 150 million years will anyone remember any living human on earth today? Yesterday was my dinosaur dig via the paleontology museum in Thermopolis Wyoming. And I'll remember Allosaurus fragilis because one of his claw tips is coming home with me!

Mine was the only whole piece found, the rest were fingernail tip size bits of bone and lots of of plant matter. Our tools were an oyster knife to wiggle in the rock-like clay crevices to pull out our finger to fist sized bits, broken down to see what they contained. A worn 2" bristle paint brush, a tiny dustpan and soft whisk to keep the work area clean (yes you have to sweep up the mountain as you go) and a bucket to carry your sweepings away in. I filled six buckets of sweepings in five hours :) And I want to go back today. And tomorrow. And the next day...

4 comments:

  1. That is so COOL! I know you had a blast, and what a souvenir to bring home!

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  2. Ladies and gents, let me introduce to you our resident archaeologist, Sharyn. You go girl!

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  3. Hurray! Good for you. Sounds like it was a fun day.

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  4. Sounds like an amazing day

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