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Managing Virtual Artifact Collections

New semester, new addition to the V.C.U.-R.A.M.S. team: Kristen Currey joins the team as Assistant Collections Manager. Majoring in Anthropology with a minor in History at VCU, Kristen will be researching ways to manage virtual collections.   Currently, she is creating images of artifacts using a Dino-Lite digital microscope (which can magnify an object by … Continue reading

Friday the 13th: VCU Archaeology 3D @ the Flowerdew Hundred collection

By Bernard K. Means, Project Director I gave myself an extra half hour on Friday the 13th (1/13/12) to get to the location of the Flowerdew Hundred Collection, maintained by the University of Virginia Library outside Charlottesville.  Not enough time.  School buses and slow trucks were the bane of my travels—which were otherwise pleasant.  I … Continue reading

For the Birds: VCU Archaeology 3D @ Colonial Williamsburg

By Bernard K. Means, Project Director On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Clinton and I brought our scanner back to the conservation laboratory at Colonial Williamsburg.  Archaeological Conservator Emily Williams, as always, was very gracious and provided us with plenty of help throughout the day.  We also met Emily’s intern, Ellie Rowley-Conwy (Durham University), who was … Continue reading

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