One of our veteran volunteers, Maureen Mall found a beautiful left humerus (upper arm bone) to another sauropod). Not to be outdone Dr. Bonnan’s students found several new bones as well. At this point the evidence seems overwhelming……this bonebed is no where near played out. There are hundreds of new discoveries to be made. We worked all through Thursday and Friday before rain chased us out Friday evening. It rained most of Saturday, day and night. We had really gully washers in Hanksville, as well as Moab where we spent our day off. Hopefully we will be able to get back into the field Sunday afternoon.
On Wednesday we were reinforced with several students from Western Illinois University, led by Dr. Matt Bonnan. As some you might recall WIU came out last year to help open the site and are fast becoming Burpee’s stalwart partners in this project.
next to the large scapula (shoulder blade) he had found a few days before. The new femur measures over four feet in length.