Post by Aaron Holzbach, Communications Director
Virtual Archaeology Scanning Team (VAST) and Virtual Curation Laboratory team members made their way to Fredericksburg, VA this week to visit George Washington’s Ferry Farm with the scanner in tow. Working with a variety of prehistoric projectile points while there we were able to acquire a decent amount of scans for further manipulation and research. A few of the artifacts presented obstacles with translucency and glare for the scanner’s lasers. However, with the application of a light powder to each stone tool we were able to provide a healthy contact surface for the scanner on which to generate a handful of sharp, new digital topological models. Our findings on Ferry Farm’s prehistoric past will be presented at the 2013 Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.