Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bone Camp Crunch Time


One more week of the NSF program, and things are ramping up. The students are cruisin' along, this is a great group.

A few pictures are included below -- Jaime showing off some cut bones (a beheaded monk??), along with various lab shots. It may be a long weekend in the lab, but these should be some pretty great projects when done.

Oh...and never hold a skull as shown to the left!!


8 comments:

Yorke said...

of course you wouldn't hold a skull like that - thats what the orbits and nasal cavities are for, like a bowling ball, right?

Sue said...

Exactly. Worst that can happen your way is the teeth fall out...and who cares about teeth anyway??? Kinda like groundstone -- just so much detritus to muck up the analysis ;-)

Jaime said...

Maybe we should combine our "boring" forces and study false teeth made out of groundstone.

Yorke, I smell big funding in our future....

Sue said...

What's to study? The fenestrated false teeth made from basalt are obviously high ranking individuals involved in cultic practices of course (filtering tea leaves with their teeth perhaps, to then be divined by the sooth/tooth-sayers). The undecorated ground stone tooth nubs belong to the masses. Asked, answered, next question??

Yorke said...

I thought you wanted the teeth out so that you could get right to the important stuff? The rest is just phrenology anyway, right? Besides, there are always more questions: did the fenestrated ground stone teeth derive from outcrops locally, or from distant sources? And if distant, where, and who provided it? Who made those ground stone teeth, and were they independent specialists, or under the thumb of the tea-sipping ruling elite oppressors? There are always more questions that need that funding

Sue said...

Hmmm, I see your point. But really - would there be that many sources for fenestrated basalt ground stone teeth?? They'd have to know that in the distant future only two people (and apparently one very young recruit if the Hummus/Yummus pictures are to be believed) would study ground stone objects, thus limiting their popularity/ immortality potential.

So...how's about that "sooth/tooth sayer" phrase -- pretty funny, eh?? ;-) I crack my self up sometimes.

siduri1 said...

You guys are kinda nerdy.

Sue said...

Nah-uh!!