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A Tale of Two Marthas

by Bernard K. Means, Director Yesterday, I traveled with my 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.  We visited the archaeology laboratory, with a tour by Karen Price, the current Mount Vernon field school, led by Eleanor Breen, and the slave cemetery they are delineated, thanks to Luke … Continue reading

The Maker Movement, and Creating a Future for the Past

by Bernard K. Means, Director Last week, U.S. President Obama hosted the White House’s first Maker Faire  (next year, it will apparently be a Maker Fair) to celebrate a nation of makers, as detailed here. Much of the fair (or faire) emphasized the 3D printing of items that individuals created in a variety of forms–with … Continue reading

Physical to Virtual and Everything in Between!

by Becki Bowman, Intern in the Virtual Curation Laboratory My name is Becki Bowman and I am currently a 22 year old undergraduate at Virginia Commonwealth University. I am an Anthropology major with specific interests in osteology, zooarchaeology, biological anthropology, and biological archaeology. For the summer of 2014, I chose to spend my time focusing … Continue reading