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Brushing Up on History

by Bernard K. Means, Director I spent the last Monday and last day in September at George Washington’s Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg.  My main goal was to scan some diagnostic chipped stone tools from the Middle Archaic and Middle Woodland periods.  Although we’ve managed to scan numerous temporally diagnostic chipped stone tools dating from the … Continue reading

Spanning the Course of Time

by Francesca Chesler, Intern in the Virtual Curation Laboratory I am a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) majoring in anthropology with a minor in media studies and Spanish. This is my first semester as an intern for the Virtual Curation Lab. During this semester, I hope to learn the basics of 3D printing and … Continue reading

Conservation One Scan at a Time

by Aaron Ellrich, Virtual Curation Laboratory Intern Aside from the newly-arranged furniture, the Virtual Curation Laboratory is a familiar space to me. Since spring 2013, I’ve been a part of VCU’s Virtual Archaeology Scanning Team (VAST). Part of the reason why I became involved with 3D scanning is because of my training as an art … Continue reading