Sunday, May 17, 2009

fossil finds!





One of the "giggle of girls" made a spectacular find on our BPS trip! I will have to get the spelling of the thing from our paleo mentor in B'ham, but it was good enough that the professor who was heading up our trip told her it would have to go to the state collection! She gets her name on it forever, though, and a letter of recognition. LATER: It's a "Rudist." He described it as "a clam trying to be a coral." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudist
We hunted in a great gully over towards Mississippi. REALLY the bottom of the ancient ocean.
Looked like the remains of a prehistoric clam-bake.

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