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Beyond the Valley of the Mastodons and a Visit from Channel 8

by Bernard K.  Means In a week, I will be travelling to the Western Science Center in Hemet, California, for the Valley of the Mastodons workshop and exhibit. In addition to 3D scanning, I will also be presenting. Below is a poster I developed for the conference. I also was on a local news station … Continue reading

Meet Virginia: A Day of Archaeology at Fort Germanna

by Bernard K. Means For the second straight year, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is partnering with the Germanna Foundation to conduct excavations in search of the early 18th century Fort Germanna. Dr.  Eric Larsen, director of the Germanna Foundation’s Germanna Archaeology program, leads this effort along with assistant field director Mark Trickett and five excavation … Continue reading

Digital Mastodon Dentistry and Other Mastodon News

by Bernard K. Means At the end of this month, I’ll be flying to Hemet, California to participate in the Valley of the Mastodons conference/exhibit hosted by the Western Science Center. The Virtual Curation Laboratory has been quite busy working with the Western Science Center to 3D digitally document mastodon remains, as well as with … Continue reading