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How Do We Present Virtual Curation to the Public? The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

by Bernard K. Means, Director The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind. –Bob Dylan, 1963 Earlier this month, I participated in two different public outreach efforts related to archaeology: the celebration of Independence Day (July 4) at George Washington’s Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Archaeology in … Continue reading

Dinosaurs, Dogs, Trilobites, and Giant Ground Sloths, Oh My

by Bernard K. Means, director Yesterday, July 17, 2014, I found myself back at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH), one of our key partners in creating digital type collections of archaeological materials, including animal bones recovered from archaeological sites.  My primary focus on this visit is to 3D scan the remains of a dog … Continue reading

Bringing the Virtual Curation Laboratory into the Classroom

by Carson Collier, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) intern in the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)   Summer school is in session! My aunt, Mrs. Jones, a History teacher at James Blair Middle School (MS), was nice enough to let me come into her classroom and talk to her students about virtual archaeology. The core curriculum covered … Continue reading