Croc and hippo in sandstone

|Croc and hippo in sandstone

The past few weeks have been very busy for both the crew and the collection team; initially we were concentrating in Area 10. While we were there we were able to collect a large sand stone block which contained a partial hippo skull with the skull of a slender snouted crocodile- Euthecodon. These were cemented together and therefore had to be lifted intact.

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The crew had the task of making a track down to the fossil exposures that would end up as close to this specimen as possible. We never drive on fossil exposures for obvious reasons.

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The specimen was successfully lifted by eight strong young men and driven back to the laboratory.

It will be cleaned later in the year.

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:48+00:00 July 11th, 2009|Koobi Fora Research Project|Comments Off on Croc and hippo in sandstone

About the Author:

Lawrence Nzuve is the collections manager for the Turkana Basin Institute. He is based in Kenya.