by Bernard K. Means, Director
The Virtual Curation Laboratory had a busy year, as some of you may have seen in my last post for 2013. I thought I would start out this year by highlighting 14 objects that we either scanned in the past year, or were finally able to get the raw digital data edited with the tremendous help of staff, interns, and volunteers during the year that just ended. These are separate from the “animated object of the day” being posted over at the Virtual Curation Museum site.
1. Vessel attributed to the Moche Culture. From the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
2. Groundhog mandible, right half. From George Washington’s Ferry Farm.
3. Daub with finger impressions. From Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.
4. Bearded human male pipe bowl. From the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.
5. Drilled turtle shell from Powell No. 1, excavated by the WPA in the 1930s. From The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
6. Deer antler.
7. Marine mammal vertebra. From Meriah Crawford.
8. Discoidal from Kirshner village site. From William C. Johnson.
9. Flak from World War II bomb site, London, England. From Clover Hill High School.
10. Rook chess piece or needle case. From Washington D.C. Historic Preservation Office.
11. Mousterian flake. From the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
12. Miocene whale vertebra. From the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
13. Tack. From James Madison’s Montpelier.
14. Aztec figurine head. From the Virginia Museum of Natural History.