Field dispatch - more mammals!

28-29 July 2010. West of "Tuosu Lake West"

Today Juan Liu (University of Alberta) led us to a rich hillside littered with mammal fossils.

She initially found a /Hipparion/ dentary, followed by a deer skull. We then combed the area, finding deer antlers, gazelle horncores, rhino long bones, and proboscidean parts.

This new site appears to be very similar in lithology and faunal composition to the lake shore area, and now appears to be geologically younger than Quanshuiliang, based on preliminary observation.

We spent a good two days making half a dozen plaster jackets to extract those specimens.

A toast was made over dinner to the team member who made this important discovery!

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