F. C. Whitmore, 2, Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, Sept 1959 - Aug 1963

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The field book documents Frank C. Whitmore's field work in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, during September 1959, August 1962, and July - August 1963. Pages are numbered (1 - 45). Entries begin with hand drawn annotated maps and are followed with entries with descriptions of numbered dig sites (test pits and auger sites). Entries include sections that detail depth, descriptions of layer (color, composition) and specimens present. There are also lists of photographs taken with captions. Sample specimen numbers are listed. There is a rough draft for a monthly report to Director of USGS for work during the period July 31 - August 25 and some itinerary information.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 31, 1959

End Date

Jul 31, 1963

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Paleobiology at 202-633-1334 to make an appointment.




  • United States
  • Big Bone
  • Kentucky


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-188

Collection name

Department of Paleobiology Collection F. C. Whitmore Field Books, 1959-1981

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Paleobiology