by Bernard K. Means, Director
Our third and last day at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) was a brief one before we began the return trip to northern Virginia. We began the day by scanning a horse tibia that showed marks that were either associated with butchery or perhaps removal of the hide for making leather.
We then scanned a cow vertebra with multiple cut marks.
Finally, we closed out the day by scanning an actual dinosaur track from a fragment of quarried stone.
While we were scanning, members of the VMNH staff came by to examine some of our printed plastic replicas, including a series of printed femurs (dog, cat, turkey, opossum, and raccoon) that we provided to Curator of Archaeology Dr. Elizabeth Moore for teaching and study purposes. The printed femurs are from digital models created using bones in the VMNH zooarchaeological type collection.
As usual, our visit to VMNH was educational and productive and we look forward to our continued parternship.