VCU Archaeology

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Ice Cream with a Goddess: 3-D scanning in the Central Himalayas

by Bernard K. Means Last month, I had ice cream with a goddess.  I was not alone in enjoying this frozen confection. Indian archaeologists Mohan Naithani and Nagendra Rawat each had a scoop of ice cream while we were in a temple at Ranihat, across the Alaknanda River from the town of Srinagar-Garhwal. The three … Continue reading

Juneteenth and the Fredericksburg Slave Auction Block

by Bernard K. Means Today is Juneteenth, which celebrates the day when Union troops marched into Galvenston, Texas on June 19, 1865 and informed the enslaved population that they were free. Although there certainly are plenty of individuals who argue that slavery is simply a relic of the past confined to moldy history books, the … Continue reading

Dinosaurs in London!!!!!!

By Bernard K. Means I flew across the Atlantic in the middle of May 2019 on a British Airways flight and watched the first movie ever shown by British Airways (then known as Imperial Airways). It was the 1925 silent version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World-a book I have read dozens of times. … Continue reading

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