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VCU Archaeology

Visit from Quantico Archaeologist

Monday, September 19, 2011

John Haynes, Archaeologist for U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico, visited the V.C.U.-R.A.M.S. project team at VCU this morning.



Project Director B.K. Means and Digital Curator Clinton King demonstrated for Mr. Haynes methods used in 3D scanning.



Clinton King explained to Mr. Haynes the importance of “landmarks” on artifacts for subsequent alignment of multiple scans.  In the scanning process for projectile points there are usually no identifiable landmarks on the surface of the points. It is crucial for Clinton to mark landmarks himself with glue dots, which leave no residue on the artifact itself.



Mr. Haynes expressed his enthusiasm with the work Project V.C.U.-R.A.M.S. has done so far.



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