Perhaps black fuzzy sneakers were not the wisest choice for this sort of work…
Do you like puzzles?
Sometimes, even when you’ve made a good field jacket, bones get a bit beat up on the way from the field to the lab. I find this to be especially true of bones that have not been very mineralized, like many bones from the Gobi. If you’re careful, you can usually get a good amount of the bits back together, but it requires a lot of patience, especially as the pieces get smaller and smaller… Continue reading
Starting in on the skeleton.
The Korea-Mongolia International Dinosaur Project has been collecting fossils from the Gobi Desert for the past several summers, and some of the specimens are housed in the lab in Hwaseong. My visit to Korea is funded through an NSERC Foreign Study Supplement, which is kind of like a study abroad for scientists. The purpose of my visit here is to help prepare a large ankylosaur skeleton, and to get experience working in a different culture and research environment. Continue reading
Hwaseong prep work, day 3
Here’s an example of one of the dinosaur nests found nearby. I like how they show the matrix surrounding the nest. Continue reading
First day at the Hwaseong Dinosaur Lab
After a long journey to Seoul, I have arrived in Hwaseong-si. Here’s a few pictures from my first day at the lab.
I have begun to prepare a tail club.