After spending the day painfully picking through sand and organic shale packed full with coal, we finally found a mammal jaw fragment. Well, Walter found one on the surface of the hill after we had sifted and dug through dirt all day. As you can see in this picture, Ariel and I had a thick coating of grime before the day was done.
Tomorrow part of the group will depart north to camp in the Roosevelt State Park while looking for Paleocene mammal fossils. We will be roughing it completely sans electricity and other luxuries (shower, stove, running water, blogging etc). That said, I won’t be writing again until our return on Friday! Wish us luck!