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VCU Archaeology

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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

Enemy Fire: “…we bombed the railroad yards north of Rome”

by Bernard K. Means Just the other week, I was contacted by James Triesler, Director of Education at the Virginia War Memorial.  He had a piece of flak (more on that shortly) that he wanted to know if I could 3D scan. James was interested in using replicas of the flak in his work with … Continue reading