Respite! A bit of cloud cover cooled us this morning and the mood was visibly lighter among the crew. We headed to Kate’s Ridge and got the jackhammer running. We made some great headway with the site but aren’t yet sure if our days of labor will pay off–is there more bone lurking in the hill or not.
Walking back to camp yesterday, Lisa noticed some theropod bone on a little ridge. Today she, I, and one of our students spent three hours sweeping the hillside looking for the source of the bone trail. Finally, just when we were losing our excitement, Emily found some fragments that looked suspiciously like they were close to the source. A bit more hunting and we found more good looking fragments. Just when the afternoon was waning and the temp was nice and cool it started raining on us. So we closed down and headed back to camp.
We nicknamed the site The Creeper because tantalizing tiny fragments of bone kept us creeping up the hill all afternoon.