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Philadelphia Story: “We the People” and 3D Scanning at the National Constitution Center Site

By Bernard K. Means, Director Last year I made a couple of trips to the Museum Resource Center (MRCE) in Landover, Maryland, to 3D scan some artifacts from antebellum (pre-American Civil War) enslaved and post-bellum (ritual cache) contexts at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia. At the request of MRCE’s director, Robert Sonderman, I … Continue reading

A Mammoth Undertaking: Ice Age Animals, Archaeology and Elephant Dung at the Western Science Center

by Bernard K. Means On midday of the second day of August 2016, I left the optimistically named Richmond International Airport outside of Richmond, Virginia, for the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. The flight was relatively uneventful, other than a very tightly scheduled transition between flights at Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas. My destination … Continue reading