Only a few short weeks until the 2013 Utah field season for the Paleontology Research Lab. This year, we are taking a group of students from North Carolina State University on a field course in vertebrate paleontology field methods. It is always exciting to get back out to a field site and start excavating some of the exciting surface finds from the previous year. We are hoping to excavate the remainder of a turtle that was partially discovered broken up on the surface last year, as well as some theropod material from a nearby but separate locality.
This year, we hope to have better access to cell tower signals for more opportunities to connect with people back home, at the museum and on the blog. We will be attempting to keep an updated blog while in the field so everyone can have a better idea of what exciting things are being found.