The Field School students spent the morning looking at some of the skeletal collections that the Institute has to offer. From the tiny Rock Hyrax to the massive Elephant, the students were able to familiarize themselves with anatomical terminology and variation in African mammals.
Most of the students took the time to draw out the casts and bones they observed.
In the afternoon, the students went out into the TBI outcrops to try their best to learn how to sieve through the sediment and find fossils.
By collecting the sediment and running it through a sieve, the students are able to find fossils they would otherwise be unable to find.
All in all, a rewarding day for our young fossil hunters.
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