Lab Update....Skull Revealed

Since Betsy's skull was brought into the lab a couple of weeks ago, I have been working hard with a volunteer to prepare it for display in 2007. Approximately 15 hours have been contributed thus far and almost all of the remains have been exposed in the field jacket. It is fractured in many places but overall the preservation is very good for this area.

I have noticed some interesting things while extracting the skull; stomach contents have been found within the skull region including many fish teeth possibly from Enchodus approximately 1cm in length. The interior of the skull also appears to be flipped and is in the opposite orientation of how it should be. Once I have a closer look I will hopefully have more answers about the specimen and possibly some clues as to where the rostrum (front of the skull) is located at the site.