The Dinosaur Dreaming 2009 field season began on the 1st February and ended on the 28th February. The focus of our season centred on the area known as “Bridge East”, which is situated at the most easterly end of the fossil layer, closest to the sea. As usual, this gave us a number of logistical problems, including the regular inundation of the site each time the tide came in. However, we had a very enthusiastic group of volunteers who were ready to literally “man” the pumps each day and work as fast as we could until the tide reclaimed the site.
We still managed to catalogue over 500 fossil bones and teeth during the four week field season, which is a remarkable achievement considering we only had an average of 4-5 hours per day access to the fossil layer.
Below are some of the highlights of that 2009 field season:
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Setting up the pumps
Equal opportunity dig
Learning on the job
Excavating a big block
Tide coming in
One days haul of fossils
Breaking rock in the backyard
The setup for breaking rock in the backyard
David Pickering preparing fossils at the dig house