Monday, July 20, 2009

Naracoorte Fossil Expedition

Geared up for caving - Sorting bones in the Lab - Luxurious accommodation

I spent a few days fossil hunting with a team of Palaeontologists from Flinders University. The fossils being down the bottom of deep holes in the ground meant a crash course in caving - my perspective on the size of gap I can fit through has been completely revised.
Then some time was also spent in the Laboratory sorting 12,000 year old bones.
Sleep deprived, repeatedly frozen, battered, bruised and carnivorous plants - haven't had this much fun in a long time - my idea of a holiday!

Box of fossils - Team of intrepid cavers

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