Monthly Archives: June 2012

Coda: Beijing

With our data collection and preliminary research papers completed, we set out for a final weekend excursion to Beijing.  In addition to sightseeing, our trip included a visit to the Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), the national paleontology … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole we go

                Introduction, methods, results, conclusions. These are the subjects that will form our paper. The introduction provides background information on the subject and introduces the reader to our study. The methods and results, … Continue reading

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Halfway

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Ni Hao! We just hit the halfway mark of our time in China! The past few days have been spent in the Tiantai Basin, about two hours away from our “home base” of Hangzhou, where the … Continue reading

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Tiantai and fieldwork in the rain

We left for Tiantai Basin yesterday from Hangzhou. It was difficult to leave for fieldwork as we had just got into a rhythm working at the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, but a pleasant reprieve from the labors of working … Continue reading

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Lessons from these eggs may help us understand other fossils

  I am pursuing a small project examining the relationship of deformation in reduction spots and deformation present in clutches of eggs to gain some insight to the taphonomic history of the samples. Many of the eggs exhibit “compression” ridges, … Continue reading

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