Field work travelog – Day 19, Micro-vertebrates #NTCave14

Today was the first full day of work in Natural Trap Cave.

It started with getting the necessary full set of equipment into the cave.

// took a while, then the scientists began to enter.


Because of my finger injury, I’m not able to go into the cave. While they’re down there, there’s not a lot to do. So we made ourselves comfortable and waited for the crew in the cave to send us something to work with.

//, finally, we got some sediment from the cave for screenwashing.


I was very happy when we started finding bones almost immediately.



My student found an amazing little jaw.


The day ended with a delicious dinner and fabulous conversation. Tomorrow is going to be even better than today!

Follow #NTCave14 on Twitter for all the latest updates directly from the field crew.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

3 thoughts on “Field work travelog – Day 19, Micro-vertebrates #NTCave14

      1. I hear my dad and cousin were up today; my dad has been known to plant scat around. He’s an old jokester.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: