bkmeans has written 175 posts for the Virtual Curation Laboratory

Note to Self: Bring More Megafauna

by Bernard K. Means In late August, I was forwarded an email sent to Merry Outlaw, Curator of Collections at Jamestown Rediscovery.  In the email, Holman Middle School teacher Alayna M. Tignor was inquiring about replicas of artifacts from Jamestown and Merry referred her to my lab. I was of course happy to provide some … Continue reading

A VAST Undertaking

by Bernard K. Means Five years ago, former Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) students Mariana Zechini and Ashley McCuistion help form the VCU student group known as the Virtual Archaeology Scanning Team, or VAST. Tomorrow, we begin a new semester with VAST, now led by students Wasamah Shaikh (President), Jensen Wainwright (Vice President) and Madelyn Knighting … Continue reading

Return to the Valley of the Mastodons

by Bernard K. Means Just one month ago, I joined a group of paleontologists, science communicators, and a poet for the Valley of the Mastodons conference and  workshop at the Western Science Center. This innovative endeavor was designed to  conduct scientific research in a public setting that enabled any museum visitor to interact with the … Continue reading