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Virtual Curation Laboratory joins Archaeology in the Community for their 2013 Day of Archaeology

By Bernard K. Means, Director The Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL) was invited by Alex Jones and Amelia Chisholm of Archaeology in the Community (AITC) to participate in their international Day of Archaeology event, which was held July 27 at Turkey Thicket Park in Washington, D.C. According to information they provided us, “Archaeology in the Community … Continue reading

From Clovis to Colonial: 3D Archaeology at George Washington’s Ferry Farm

by Bernard K. Means, VCU/Virtual Curaton Laboratory On July 9 and 10, I was set up in the Small Finds Laboratory at George Washington’s Ferry Farm to scan pre-Contact American Indian artifacts and 18th century historic artifacts.  I started my efforts with a Paleoindian Clovis point, which dates from about 11,000 to 12,000 years ago. … Continue reading

Scanning with the Hominins (and Groundhogs)

by Amanda Ndemo, VCU Honors College Student This summer I had the opportunity to work with VCU’s Virtual Curation Lab. Before beginning my internship my knowledge of three dimensional laser scanning was minimal, I had only heard of it briefly in some of my classes and hadn’t really placed much thought into its impact within … Continue reading