Sunday, May 14, 2017

One Melange, please, with a side of Skull

Things have been really slow this month. I have a piece of matrix that is very loaded with bones and shells. They are so close together that I can't seem to get anything out!

 By my count I have 4 simple centrums, 2 more centrums with attached neural processes, one big gastralia, three ribs (one going right under a nice chambered nautilus), one big 'slipper snail(?)", and a part of a big chambered nautilus. Several more unidentified fragments added into the mix (melange in French). And just uncovered this past Thursday is something that looks like part of the roof of a skull.

Here's a nice centrum + attached neural process, three centrums immediately around it, all touching it!

And here is the skull piece with a proximal end fragment of a rib lying on it and a gastralia alongside it. It doesn't look like much now, but it should be good when I get it out. That's assuming, of course, that it isn't lying on something else. Right now I'm not taking bets either way. There must be an end to this madness!!!

Sincerely, Greg Carr