Hey everyone! Picture for attention! In spirit of the holidays, we have decided to hold another raffle for Dr. Bobby Boessenecker’s team at the College of Charleston’s Mace Brown Museum! This time though – We are going to be raffling off the following: 1st place – 5 HOUR CREEK EXCURSION (redeemable 1 time for useContinue reading

Summerville Fossils – Why So Many?

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from clients is “Why are there so many fossils in Summerville, South Carolina and how did they get here?” Well, in order to answer that complicated question, I decided to prepare this article. Today, the Coastal Plain of South Carolina is covered in forests with aContinue reading “Summerville Fossils – Why So Many?”

The Basilosaurid Recovery

The Basilosaurids were a group of cetaceans that lived during the Eocene epoch from roughly 40 to 33.9 million years ago. Today, the remains of these amazing creatures can be found in Eocene exposures around the world including in the cement quarries in Harleyville, South Carolina. Once a tourist attraction for fossil hunters from aroundContinue reading “The Basilosaurid Recovery”

Waipatiid of the Ashley: Part 2

The specimen was home and ready for prepping – so what comes next? Well it started with cutting open the jacket to once again expose the specimen to the sunlight. Next, it was time to brush away the loose dirt and work the material down to the solid matrix with the bone exposed. I completedContinue reading “Waipatiid of the Ashley: Part 2”

Making History: When We All Come Together

For years there has been a disconnect between the world of academic paleontologists and the world of amateur paleontologists. The academics – responsible for building what we know of the past by way of research, data analysis, and scientific publications into peer reviewed journals. The amateurs – responsible for nothing more than collecting fossils throughContinue reading “Making History: When We All Come Together”

Waipatiid of the Ashley: Part 1

We were out scouting a new construction site when I noticed a section of thin bone material jutting out of the wall of the retention pond which I immediately recognized to be jaw bone. I paused for a moment and then giggled with excitement and decided to set my things down and get to work.Continue reading “Waipatiid of the Ashley: Part 1”