Tidying up – #NTCave2017

It’s all about remediation now. While the more able-bodied team members dropped into the cave to work on covering our dig sites, I stayed topside and examined the collection of teeth we’ve made.

Beam me up

Here are some examples of horse teeth we’ve collected:

A deciduous (baby) right upper second premolar still embedded in part of the skull.
A baby horse’s lower jaw (right side)
The same jaw, with the matching teeth from the other side of the jaw.
A neat upper molar of a horse, looking at the chewing surface.

We’ve also found other animals beside horses. We have pronghorns, bighorn sheep, and bison.

A lower molar of a bighorn sheep.
The jaw of a pronghorn.

After a hard day of work, we had a bit of a Zen moment in the camp kitchen.

Tomorrow is the last day anyone will go into the cave, at least for this project. It’s a little sad, but it’s time.

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.

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