Fossil Finding in our Backyard

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On Monday half of the students went to a sieving site with Nyete, while the other half went out to the TBI outcrops to try their best to find hominin fossils.

When we got to the outcrops, the group split up to try and find the treasures buried there.

Lorraine searches the outcrop for fossils

Lorraine searches the outcrop for fossils

Lorraine shows off the bovid astragalus (ankle bone) she found

Lorraine shows off the bovid astragalus (ankle bone) she found

Evelyn and one of the fossils she found with Catherine

Evelyn and one of the fossils she found with Catherine

Catherine and one of the fossils she found with Evelyn

Catherine and one of the fossils she found with Evelyn

The girls weren’t the only ones to find something:

Derrick shows off his almost  complete find

Derrick shows off his almost complete find

As always, the students had a lot of fun finding and uncovering the secrets in and around TBI.

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Be sure to check out the pictures of the other half’s trip with Nyete!

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:04+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Fossil Finding in our Backyard

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