Aug%2022.jpg This morning was spent at the ornithomimid quarry, where the day before Yoshi uncovered more footprints. Over the next few days, we will move more of the overburden (overlying rock) to expand the site.

This afternoon John and Nam-Soo measured a section (measured and described the rock layers) at the therizinosaur quarry and collected more carbonate samples, while Louis and I helped the crew plaster jacket the larger blocks in the quarry.

Each night, we all gather at 8 for dinner. Our cooks, Otgoo and Baaska, serve a terrific meal that varies from rice or noodles with meat, dumplings, soups, fried or steamed bread and assorted side dishes. Meat (beef, lamb, or goat) is served in large quantities, and we always leave the table full. Every meal, except soup, is eaten with chopsticks (including spaghetti). Needless to say, my skill with chopsticks is improving. Our Korean colleagues have supplemented each meal with kimchi, seaweed and canned beef and fish.

(In photo, clockwise from left: Dinner in the mess tent. Dave Eberth, Nam-Soo Kim, John Graf, Eva Koppelhus, Phil Currie, Ligden Barsbold, Yuong-Nam Lee and Louis Jacobs.)