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Mrs. D and Students Dig in!

Students are doing some gentle examination of the dry matrix material, and are beginning to separate the material for future examination

Today our class was excavating the matrix dirt sent from Cornell University. The dirt was surrounded by a 10,000 year old mastodon and now located at the Ithaca Museum of the Earth . The Matrix did not look like what I expected to look. I thought it was going to look like fresh dirt, but it actually looked like a dry clay substance. I found very interesting objects during session 1 observations. I found twigs, shells, and an a object that looked somewhat like a rock. I am very excited to dig thought the dirt and find fascinating things!