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Faysal Bibi's Snapshots

  1. Large Barchanoid Sand Dune

    Snapshot Title: Large Barchanoid Sand Dune
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Elephant Trackway Site Mleisa 1 from Afar
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    This dune is slowly drifting onto the site. Returning to this spot year after year we are able to see it move (a few meters a year), inching its way towards the fossil trackway (and taking the fence w...



  2. Field Vehicle

    Snapshot Title: Field Vehicle
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Elephant Trackway Site Mleisa 1 from Afar
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:



  3. Nathan's Camera Tripod

    Snapshot Title: Nathan's Camera Tripod
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Elephant Trackway Site Mleisa 1 from Afar
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:



  4. The Trackway Site

    Snapshot Title: The Trackway Site
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Elephant Trackway Site Mleisa 1 from Afar
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    The fossil tracks are not quite visible...



  5. Living Floor

    Snapshot Title: Living Floor
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Beirut Archaeological Excavation - A 2000-Year Cross-Section
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    One of several occupation floors here (i.e. the floor-level of a house), viewable in profile.



  6. Weather: Sunny

    Snapshot Title: Weather: Sunny
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Beirut Archaeological Excavation - A 2000-Year Cross-Section
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

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  7. Ottoman Drain Pipe

    Snapshot Title: Ottoman Drain Pipe
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Beirut Archaeological Excavation - A 2000-Year Cross-Section
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Part of the city infrastructure from Ottoman times. The big concrete pilons cutting through everything are recent, having been laid to support the opening of the entire pit for excavation and eventual...



  8. Quarry Sands

    Snapshot Title: Quarry Sands
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Beirut Archaeological Excavation - A 2000-Year Cross-Section
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    These 2 lenses of white yellow sand are the result of sandstone quarrying activities that took place on this spot sometime between the 2nd Century CE and Ottoman times.



  9. Baked Clay

    Snapshot Title: Baked Clay
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Beirut Archaeological Excavation - A 2000-Year Cross-Section
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    The remains of a 2000 year-old ceramic kiln.



  10. Jar Fragments Numbered

    Snapshot Title: Jar Fragments Numbered
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Beirut Archaeological Excavation - A 2000-Year Cross-Section
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    This large jar is still in situ, and was probably originally emplaced within the foundations of a home. It's individual pieces are all numbered before being removed.



  11. Handprints

    Snapshot Title: Handprints
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Downtown Beirut Archaeology - The Wall
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    In baked clay



  12. Kite

    Snapshot Title: Kite
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Elephant Trackway Site Mleisa 1 from Afar
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Nathan Craig's Kite Aerial Photography in action. Nathan is photographing the Mleisa 1 fossil trackway site from the air.



  13. Herr Schuster

    Snapshot Title: Herr Schuster
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Paleodunes atop River Sediments
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Die sedimentolog.



  14. The Contact

    Snapshot Title: The Contact
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Paleodunes atop River Sediments
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    contact between ancient sand dunes (above) and even more ancient river sediments (red, below).



  15. The Other Trackway

    Snapshot Title: The Other Trackway
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Mleisa 1 Fossil Track Site
    Image Owner: Nathan Craig



    Description:

    This is a lone elephant trackway that crosses that of the main herd.



  16. Dry bramble tangle

    Snapshot Title: Dry bramble tangle
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    dried out vegetation



  17. Fox den

    Snapshot Title: Fox den
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Fox prints and scavenged bones litter the outside.



  18. Faces in the rock

    Snapshot Title: Faces in the rock
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    or i have been in the sun too long?



  19. Caprock

    Snapshot Title: Caprock
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    A calcrete & gypcrete (carbonate and gypsum) layer caps the Baynunah Formation and creates flat-topped mesas.



  20. Plastic jerry can

    Snapshot Title: Plastic jerry can
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Eco-friendly.



  21. Palm and Water Tank

    Snapshot Title: Palm and Water Tank
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    palm and water tank



  22. Fossil Dune

    Snapshot Title: Fossil Dune
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Fossil dune sands exposed in 3d



  23. License Plate

    Snapshot Title: License Plate
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    number



  24. The Team

    Snapshot Title: The Team
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Fossil Hunting in Abu Dhabi
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Sieving for microfossils.



  25. Oryx

    Snapshot Title: Oryx
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Eagle's Nest, Jubbah, Saudi Arabia
    Image Owner: richardtbryant



    Description:

    Perhaps the Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx?



  26. Gazella?

    Snapshot Title: Gazella?
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Eagle's Nest, Jubbah, Saudi Arabia
    Image Owner: richardtbryant



    Description:

    Gazella gazella? Gazella dorcas?



  27. I knew it.

    Snapshot Title: I knew it.
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Brooklyn Brewery: Installing the New Brewery Room
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    I knew they used WQd3 valves.



  28. 66, 63, 64, 28, 111

    Snapshot Title: 66, 63, 64, 28, 111
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Brooklyn Brewery: Installing the New Brewery Room
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    and other important computery things.



  29. Keeping it at zero.

    Snapshot Title: Keeping it at zero.
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Brooklyn Brewery: Installing the New Brewery Room
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    Real.



  30. Anyone know where I can get some Hot Stuff?

    Snapshot Title: Anyone know where I can get some Hot Stuff?
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Brooklyn Brewey: New Brewery Room 2
    Image Owner: Faysal Bibi



    Description:

    hot.



  31. Nice amp.

    Snapshot Title: Nice amp.
    Taken by: Faysal Bibi

    Image: Apartment, take 1
    Image Owner: David Levin



    Description:

    Gives G20 a whole new meaning.