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ICAZ 2014: Digital Scanned 3-D Reproduced Elements of Extinct Species; The Future Examines the Past

by Bernard K. Means Today, at the International Council of Archaeozoologists meeting in San Rafael (Mendoza), Argentina at the Museo de Historia Natural de San Rafael, a poster is being presented that features research by the Virtual Curation Laboratory and collaborators at the University of Kentucky (Bruce Manzano), the University of West Florida (Mariana Zechini) and … Continue reading

Gone These Hundred Years: Digital Zooarchaeology of the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

by Bernard K. Means, Director One hundred years ago on September 1, 1914, in the Cincinnati Zoological Garden, the last known passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) died.  Her name was Martha. The skies of North America once teemed with these creatures, but by the end of the 19th century, their numbers were decimated by the twin … Continue reading