Tuesday, November 14, 2006

November 14, 2006

Again, one of the highlights of this summer's field season was the removal of the "Dodson Block", a 3,500 pound block containing a Diplodocus dorsal series. Here are some photos of the process...

3,500-lb Dodson block is attached to the front-end loader.

Dodson block is moved approximately 3oo meters, uphill.

Carefully moving the block into place.

1,623 miles later at Union Terminal.

The block on its protective support pedestals of 4x4 lumber.

Offloading at Geier Research and Collections Center.

Temporary resting place in Paleontology storage facility.

Monday, November 13, 2006

November 13, 2006

A special "thanks" to those of you who have continued visiting during our lengthy hiatus. All of our dig staff and volunteers returned safely to Cincinnati where the work continues. We have some additional photos which should be posted fairly soon.

Following a productive dig season this summer, we're busily working on a number of projects whose details will be forthcoming on this blog, including the Allosaurus project which Dr. Storrs had mentioned in an earlier post. Beginning in the Spring, you'll be able to join us at Union Terminal as we assemble Cincinnati's first complete dinosaur skeleton in full-view of the public. We're also working on ways in which our visitors from around the world can watch live via streaming video.

There's always something exciting happening at Cincinnati Museum Center, and we hope you keep visiting us to learn more.

Until next time...