Dinosaur Field School participant Joe Gray uncovers a series of four articulated caudal (tail) vertebrae.
Mason and Joe apply plaster soaked burlaps strips to the block of caudal vertebrae. Note Joe’s wristwatch about to become a fossil!
Joe begins to loosen the capped block from it’s home of 140 million years.
Hands gather around, preparing to turn the block over in one quick motion.
The underside of the block shows no exposed bones – a perfect flip!
The block containing the fossil vertebrae is ready to go!