Students and faculty at Linfield assisted in potentially solving archeological mysteries Sept. 24 and 25. Biology Assistant Professor John Syring, junior Leah Rensel and senior Rebecca Soderlind were given the opportunity to participate in a fossil dig in Kings Valley.
The three, along with a group of others, sifted through the farm site where bones had been found, searching for 12,000-year-old extinct ground sloths. This dig could eventually answer many questions about the Ice Age mega fauna.
This was the first time that Syring’s students had the opportunity to join the dig and work directly with fossils. The fossils found are set to become a part of the Thomas Condon Fossil Collection at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon.
~ Andra Kovacs/Senior reporter