Because of the successful end of our last excursion in the field, we returned to the same site to try to find other remnants of this ancient primate. When we got back, we did a hill crawl to cover the area below the find, with the thought that over time the fossil skeleton may have gotten separated in the surrounding area. While we were conducting the hill crawl, Dr. Skinner noticed in an adjacent area that a few other primate fragments had been marked and recorded, including a femoral head, a proximal humerus, and part of a mandible. After discussing with Apolo and Sale, we determined that previous fieldwork must have uncovered these fossils. This knowledge was very exciting as we realized that what we had found and were hoping to find could contribute to this previous fieldwork!
Hi I'm Mattia. I am the teaching assistant for the TBI Field School Fall 2016. I recently graduated from American University in December 2015 and am an alumni of the field school. I am thrilled to be returning to this wonderful program and excited to share this life-changing experience with this year's students.