Sept%202.jpg We finished excavating and jacketing the Barsboldia bones. The large jacket is 1-1/2 meters long, 1 meter wide and 1/2 meters thick and probably weighs around 1,000 lbs. We needed additional help to flip the block over in order to plaster jacket the other side. All of the other quarries are also closed for the season.

A party was planned for this evening to celebrate the end of a successful expedition, with many fossils, partial skeletons and footprints. We had Mongolian barbeque and a large bonfire. A few of us (including John and myself) were convinced to take part in a favorite Mongolian pastime, wrestling. It goes without saying that our Mongolian friends remain undefeated.

(In photo: Long-eared hedgehog that decided to visit us in the mess tent.)