Finally! An update…

So I must apologize for my lack of updates over the past month, but I just returned from a month long trip to the Montana and Wyoming area for field work (and a week of touring Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, which were incredible, by the way) and I really didn’t have access to the internet during the trip. While there, I was able to locate and sample five microsites during my field work only one less than my intended number of six. I think I vastly underestimated the amount of time it would take to locate, record, and sample each microsite, so I was lucky to come away with five and not less. Of the five sites, I interpreted two to be of lacustrine (or pond/lake) origin and the three others were interpreted to be deposited in fluvial (river) environments. While in the field, I recorded the geology I observed at each of the microsites that I had found (to make a resonable and applicable interpretation of depositional environment) and proceeded to collect a 40 lb sample of rock from each, which are in the process of being disaggregated and sieved with .5 mm screen. In addition to the 5 microsites, I also collected one 40 lb surface sample (of fossils/sediment that already weathered out of formation from my third microsite (HC 10.03)) to compare how biased surface sampling can be, as opposed to quarrying directly out of the formation. It is commonly hypothesized that that surface collecting will significantly bias results because smaller, more fragile fossils are likely to be destroyed, though this has never been published in the  scientific literature. I also collected multiple gallon-sized samples (~5 lbs) from each site to try and map spacial and temporal variability  and sediment samples from each site, hoping to provide more evidence for the depositional environments.

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Manhattan Men: AK Correspondence in NY

In a letter to Joel Spingarn in 1924, Kreymborg wrote, “I think, don’t you, that it’s about time we shook hands?” (Joel E. Spingarn). Although there isn’t anything particularly revealing about the letter, it serves as a representative example of Kreymborg’s character. As Harold Loeb writes in The Way it Was, “[Kreymborg’s] list of acquaintances must have included half the poets of America” (9).

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