Riversleigh Field Trip 2014

Other Sites

Other sites we re-excavated include the Hiatus site, the Ross Scott Orr site, Rick’s Alien Probe site, Mike’s Potato Patch site and the Bitesantennary site.

Figure 24: RCSAC member at the Ross Scott Orr site.

Figure 24: RCSAC member at the Ross Scott Orr site.

Members of the Riversleigh Community and Scientific Advisory Committee (“RCSAC” which sounds like a rodent control chemical) visited us while we were excavating at the Ross Scott Orr site, and joined in with the sledging (Figure 24).

Figure 25: Metal plaque #40 marking the Ross Scott Orr site.

Figure 25: Metal plaque #40 marking the Ross Scott Orr site.

This year Henk Godthelp and Phil Creaser commenced their task of laying numbered metal plaques at historical fossiliferous Riversleigh sites and re-recording their GPS coordinates in a database (Figure 25).

Figure 26: Cave pearls found by Rick near Jon’s Dating Madness.

Figure 26: Cave pearls found by Rick near Jon’s Dating Madness.

Rick found a nice site with cave pearls and named it “Pearls of Wisdom” (Figure 26).

Figure 27: Blake, Kenny and Dylan at D4. Photo by Michael Archer.

Figure 27: Blake, Kenny and Dylan at D4. Photo by Michael Archer.

Dylan Bye found parts of a stalagmite while wondering around the Gag Plateau. We had trouble re-locating this site until our last few hours at the RWHA when it was found again. Small excavation at this site revealed more speleothems associated with exciting bits of bat bone (Figure 27). It is hoped that Sue Hand will be able to use the dating from these speleothems to assist with the dating of the Gotham City site. Dylan named this site Dilly’s Delightful Dangling Doodle (“D4”).

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