20 Photos - Jul 20, 2012
Photo: Dr. Bruce Albert (palynologist) and G. Farr beginning the hunt for a lost Geoprobe fitting (Big Sandy Site, near Tyler, Texas).Photo: Grayal Farr moving the Geoprobe from one spot to the other (FSU Anthropology alumni) ad Vero (searching for Paleoindians).Photo: Farr pointing out what happens when the water leaks into the excavation area (Salt Springs).  Pump it out and go back to work.Photo: Grayal Farr (FSU Anthropology MA alumni) and Dr. James Dunbar (to his right) a recent FSU Anthropology Ph.D. volunteered at Salt Springs.Photo: Farr troweling  through 6,000 year old sediments.Photo: Dry lake basin.  Up in the rock shelter (Paisley Cave, paleoindian and prepaleoindian) there are fish bones.   The lake vanished at the close of the Pleistocene and what you see today and for the last 9,000 or so years is a much drier climate.  This cave has some real interesting things in it (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18814522 ).  Image courtesy of Grayal Farr (FSU alumnus).Photo: Farr has worked at Paisley which has been in the news a lot in the last several years (Dr. Tom Stafford in the red shirt).Photo: Boom is up at Vero, sampler is inserted and ready for extraction.  Jim Dunbar (FSU Anthropology, Ph.D. 2012) at Vero assisted by Bob Gross.  Grayal  Farr (FSU MA) with his back to us.Photo: Tom Penders, Dr. Timothy Parsons and Grayal Farr discussing strategies for testing at Patrick Air Force Base (all FSU Anthropology alumni).Photo: Fall 2012 Page Ladson sitePhoto: Page LadsonPhoto: G. Farr coming up from the 'depths' using that phrase loosely.  It is about 15 ft. deep, but it is dark water for sure.Photo: Early morning at the site.Photo: Subadult proboscidian radius or ulna and lots more digesta (gut or excrement from the elephants).  Really interesting stuff.  Also some preserved grapes in the mess according to the crew.Photo: Clear path through the cat tails out into the pond at Cape Canaveral.  Now the core is ready to be taken.  Great pollen and diatom and foram preservation.   Environmental data should be great.Photo: Farr and Dunbar waiting on lighting alert to be canceled at the Cape.   Field work always deals with weather and local issues. Working on the Cape is no different.   Insects which we expected were no problem.  Doran claims he only saw, and counted, 7 mosquitoes!Photo: Believe it or not this is what qualifies as a ' road' in some parts of the cape.  It was recently cut for the Scrub Jays and for access to the pond.Photo: Photo: Photo: