Ambling Around Argentina.

Guess where I’ve been? The boots don’t lie…

Just three days after the SVP meeting in Las Vegas, I flew to Argentina to see what the other side of the Andes looked like. I joined Dr. Rodolfo Coria’s team at a site in Neuquen province, about two hours away from Plaza Huincal.

The formation we were working in is relatively unexplored, so it will be exciting to see how the research develops over the next few years.

Most of my time was spent helping at a quarry that was worked earlier this year – my friend and former Currie Lab student Dr. Phil Bell posted about his experiences at this quarry over at the Philip J. Currie Museum’s Blogosaur. We had help lifting some of the large jackets out of the quarry, which made a big difference!

I also drank a lot of mate, a tea you drink through a straw out of a little gourd-cup that gets passed around to everybody. It is quite sociable.

And to celebrate at the end of the week, we had two cevitos! (They were delicious.)

I’ve been roaming around Argentina visiting museums for the last few days, and will post more photos upon my return to Edmonton. See you soon!

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