Sunday, July 12, 2009

Austin, a Pictorial

If you want dinosaur bones, piss off. You won’t find ‘em here (much), but Austin’s pretty geologically interesting if you ask me. The limestone that the city sits on is porous enough to create caves and aquifers, but it’s there because the whole area was underwater for a long time and not diverse enough to have sustained anything more than these crappy snails and oysters, at least at the fossil-record stratum that I poke around at. I still enjoy looking though. I’ve been fossil hunting since I was a wee bastard. Click on the pics for a pretty awesome close-up.


Please note my shitty car.





6 comments:

f8hasit said...

I was just reading in Wired Magazine that Dinosaurs are relatives of chickens...

That has absolutely nothing to do with your post.

But since I was after Dino bones and you told me to piss off in the first sentence...I thought I'd share that with you.
:-)

C. Andres Alderete said...

That is soooo 2008, Nancy;)

f8hasit said...

Geez...and I thought Wired was on top of stuff. I've been bamboozled.

Chrissy said...

I got bumped out of your blog three times before I could leave a comment but that's okay, it gave me time to look up aquifer.

Now I forgot what I wanted to say.

Awesome Sara said...

im surprised u havent found any arrow heads and such. i love those.

C. Andres Alderete said...

Chrissy, I'll have my tech support get right on the issue.

Awesome, I've found butt-loads of arrowheads and tools. Just not in Austin. West and South Texas are hotbeds for Indian artifacts.

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