Monday, 4 August 2014
Eric the Red West dig in 2015
Dr Tom Rich has informed us that 1 August was the cutoff date for a firm commitment of funding to support an excavation at Koonwarra next year. As full support for that project has not been forthcoming, if there is to be a dig at Koonwarra, it will not be in 2015 and probably not until at least 2017. 2016 is unlikely because there is a plan to move the palaeontology collections from the basement of the Royal Exhibition Building to Melbourne Museum and key personnel will be committed to that exercise.
Because Koonwarra will not be happening in 2015, an excavation at Eric the Red West is now confirmed.