2011: Digging

Mud party for the palaeontologists. After damming the pond and pumping the water out to expose the fossils (and after rescuing the fish and other faunal species trapped), the sediment was removed to expose the most superficial bones. A grid was build up to take carefully referenced pictures. In this first stage about 200 elements were extracted, particularly those that would have been left vulnerable to damage. After the collection, geocloth was used to cover the sediment and protect the fossils. Waters were left to go back to their original level and so we concluded the first professional excavation of the site.