Monday, 26 September 2011

A tonne of chocolate

Pip stands beside a tonne of chocolate at the Philip Island chocolate factory. It reminds us of the time that Dr Tom Rich promised the first person to find evidence of a Cretaceous mammal a cubic metre of chocolate.  At the time, of course, he did not know that any would be found and so had not actually figured out the procurement of delivery details (for those that don't know the story, Tom persuaded Cadbury later to provide enough chocolate to convince the diggers the debt had been paid). We are informed that the process of making a block of chocolate that big means that the chocolate itself is not particularly nice, but that might just be story to make us feel better about not breaking into it!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Field Report editing...

The 2011 Field Report is starting to take shape.  There is now a real good chance that it will be ready in time for October 16th.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Important Dates

Field Report Presentation 1:30 pm Sunday October 16th at the Museum (link to become a Friend)
Training for new volunteers ("Rookies Day") Sunday November 7th at Flat Rocks
Current volunteers should be contacted by Lesley in the next few days.

A new dig baby

A big welcome to Luca Robert who arrived on August 26th.
And a big congrats to Jillian and Anthony, who may need to miss the next dig...