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.














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.














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+00:00July 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.