Field Season 2019 Begins!!

Flying to Angola tonight.  Looking forward to getting back to the outcrops and continuing our work at Bentiaba.  There are a number of important specimens to be excavated this year, (and many more to find), as well as refining the stratigraphy of the rocks above the famous Bench 19 locality which produced so many of the spectacular specimens featured in the Sea Monsters Unearthed exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.  In 2017 we collected part of a gigantic Prognathodon well above Bench 19, in sediments we believe to be Late Maastrichtian in age, so this year we will test that idea and also continue up-section, in search of the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary.  

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