Sunday, May 1, 2011

Peace River redux...

We had such an enjoyable and successful fossil hunting excursion yesterday that we decided to try our luck again by returning to the same reach of the Peace River. My niece is seen here standing amid piles of sieved and discarded gravel between previously dug holes by other fossil seekers (click to enlarge):
Among the more interesting specimens found today are, from left to right, an alligator tooth, two juvenile megalodon teeth, a skate's pavement teeth, and a horse tooth:
While this activity didn't quite substitute for the excitement of watching a shuttle launch, we all agreed that it was still big fun, and equally educational.  And the quality time spent with my brother and his kids was, well, priceless.

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