I'm spending most of the week in Fresno, California, at the Cordilleran Section meeting of the Geological Society of America. Yesterday, in one of the preliminary field trips for the event, I joined a party of 25 to visit the fossil collection from the Fairmead Landfill project a few miles north of town. For 20 years, paleontologists from Fresno have been picking over the ground excavated by the landfill operators. The fossils represent a community of grazers: 60 percent of them are horse bones, followed in abundance by camel, mammoth, and elk. There are no bison bones, which puts this assemblage firmly in the Irvingtonian section of the North American Land Mammal Age sequence. If you've gotten used to the Pleistocene, Miocene and other time terms, the NALMA units are strange and awkward. But they need to be, as I explain in my new article on provincial time terms. When I get back I'll put up some photos from a remarkable afternoon.