Kayla Snider, 17, a senior at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School, uses compressed air to clean soil off the scapula of a Columbia mammoth fossil in the Wenas Valley under the guidance of Central Washington University graduate student Jake Shapely on Friday. SELAH -- Not often do you, the public, get the chance to help the experts dig up a really old elephant skeleton.
But that's exactly the opportunity the good people at Central Washington University are offering. Starting this week, they hope to persuade some volunteers to help out this summer at the mammoth dig site in the Wenas Valley.
"Really, we'll take as many as we can get," says Jake Shapley, a CWU grad student who is writing his master's thesis on the dig.( Read more...Collapse )