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A Bit of Horsing Around in Southern Maryland

By Project Director Bernard K. Means I’m a member of the Small Finds Working Group, an informal organization dedicated to understanding—not surprisingly—“small finds.” Small finds are rare and unique artifacts that are often lost in traditional archaeological studies that focus on mass data analyses, but hold tremendous research potential.  This working group was started by … Continue reading

Virtual Object A1: Sharing Digital Artifact Models Across Cyberspace

By Dr. Bernard K. Means, Project Director A major reason for creating digital models of archaeological objects is to share items between researchers, whether they are separated by several states or even located on different continents.  Shortly after obtaining the NextEngine 3D scanner, I was contacted—virtually, via email—by Dr. Michael J. Shott of the University … Continue reading

Some (Don’t) Like it Hot: 3D Feature and Artifact Scanning at the 2012 Field School at George Washington’s Childhood Home at Ferry Farm

By Dr. Bernard K. Means, Project Director On Friday, June 8, I made the short journey from my home to George Washington’s Childhood home at Ferry Farm, in Fredericksburg.  Currently, the archaeologists at Ferry Farm are excavating in the yard around the Washington Family home and conducting a field school, with participants from Virginia Commonwealth … Continue reading