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Research Activities in the Virtual Curation Laboratory: A Year in Review–2013

by Bernard K. Means The first months of 2013 found us completing our first Department of Defense Legacy Program funded project entitled Virtual Artifact Curation: Three-Dimensional Digital Data Collection for Artifact Analysis and Interpretation. A technical report of the same name was completed by myself, Courtney Bowles, Ashley McCuistion, and Clinton King.  A more readily available … Continue reading

Animated Object of the Day: Pathological Deer Rib/Vertebra

by Bernard K. Means, Project Director On May 7, 2013, I  arrived at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) in Martinsville, Virginia, accompanied by Digital Zooarchaeologist Mariana Zechni, and Digital Curation Supervisor Ashley McCuistion.  Our goal this day and the next two days was to scan animal bones from the type collection maintained by … Continue reading

A Holiday Tree from the Virtual Curation Laboratory

by Bernard K. Means, Project Director Below you will find the 2013 holiday “tree” from the Virtual Curation Laboratory.  The “tree” is a Vosburg Corner Notched point from Perry County, Pennsylvania, the “base” is a chunkey stone from Somerset County, Pennsylvania–excavated by the WPA during 1939 or 1940–and the “presents” include: a wig hair curler from … Continue reading