Not exactly fieldwork

dsf353I still have not got around to writing up the report on this summer’s fieldwork, either the stuff from Inner Mongolia in August, or my September trip to Mexico. I will get around to it once I have some time to get a clear run-up, but despite the flurry of blog posts, I’m actually incredibly busy right now. In the meantime, here is a photo of the jackets of material brought back from the Chinese fieldwork currently awaiting preparation in the IVPP outstation. There was actually a fair bit more than this collected as several of the smallest jackets are hidden at the back of the pile, two of the largest are elsewhere undergoing preparation (and yes, we do have something very nice and very exciting in there), and finally there are plenty of bags of bits of various levels of excitement back in the IVPP. It will inevitably be months before we largely know what we have collected and probably a year or more until any of it makes it into press, but at least it is there in waiting.

2 Responses to “Not exactly fieldwork”

  1. 1 Alessio 20/11/2008 at 2:31 am

    Are ya talkin’ about good ol’ Deinocheirus,eh? 😉

    I can’t LITERALLY wait to see what really was that beast…I’m open minded,ya know,but i truly hope that will be something more than a giant Ornithomimosaurus-like dinosaur… 🙂

  2. 2 David Hone 20/11/2008 at 8:49 am

    Sadly not, that would be a find and a half.

    And for anyone thinking it, no, I’m not going to play a yes / no gamne with every real or hypothetical taxon in the formation so you can work out what it is.

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