bkmeans has written 201 posts for the Virtual Curation Laboratory

What Do Dragons Have to Do with Archaeology?

by Bernard K. Means Dragons-fierce, scaly creatures that breathe fire in some stories and legends, have intersected with the Virtual Curation Laboratory over the last few weeks. On the last two days of March 2018, I was at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, conducting a 3-D printing and 3-D scanning workshop at the behest of … Continue reading

Faunal Identification Using 3D Scanning and Printing?

by Bernard K. Means At last week’s Society for American Archaeology meeting, I was a co-author of a paper that presented on efforts led by Bruce Manzano and his colleagues to develop a way to identify animal bones from digital scans and using geometric morphometrics. Here is the abstract for the talk. Identification Using 3D … Continue reading

MAAC to the Future

by Bernard K. Means Just one week ago, on March 17, 2018, I was at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC), held this year in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While I could walk in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean (and did), the weather, especially the winds and temperature, were not conducive to lounging on the … Continue reading