Dan Varner wrote:
<< Never mind, I'm dimensionally challenged...both slabs are lingual
views, of course. I need some of that medication Ray Stanford keeps
forgetting to take. I can't wait to see the scans of this thing. Anyone know
how long the specimen will be on display at the AMNH? DV>>
I'm a bit puzzled (obviously because of my ignorance..);by saying that "both sides are lingual views" you're saying that bone is present on both slabs so that on each slab we see a medial view of the skull?? I used to think that "slab and counter slab" referred to the presence on one of them of the bones(ok, too simple situation, but just to imagine it) and of the impressions on the other one. Am I completely wrong?
Anyway, if the counterslab contains only the impression, then if the preserved side on the slab is the labial one, it would be the same on the counterslab, no?
Any clarification greatly appreciated;-)