|Darrel Jones shows off his findings.|
|Sifting for fossils!|
Quarry mapping indicates where each fossil is found in relation to the other fossils. And by studying their placement we can come up with a hypothesis on why and how the fossil is there. Taphonomy is the study of what happens to an organism when it dies to recovery. It gives paleontologists and other scientists clues on where fossils could be located, and why they are there. Last year the CFDC did a study on the decomposition on two already dead bears.This year we are looking at a horse and coyote previously deceased to natural causes on our sites. There is much to look forward to this CFDC 2010 Field Season!