VCU Archaeology

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America’s Founding Monsters

by Bernard K. Means Following up on my last post, I was somewhat pleasantly surprised to learn about an editorial in the August 15, 2018 Richmond Times-Dispatch that mentioned by work with the Virginia Living Museum to 3D scan a mastodon found near Yorktown, Virginia. The author(s) of the editorial linked this 3D scanning effort with … Continue reading

Breaking News! An old ham, an older baby, an even older mastodon, and ghost guns

by Bernard K. Means The Virtual Curation Laboratory has been quite busy this summer. I just returned from 3-D scanning mammalian megafauna and some dinosaur fossils at the wonderful Las Vegas Natural History Museum (more on that in a future post), and have been this summer also to: Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand, India; Albany, New York; … Continue reading

Open Access 3D Archaeology and Juneteenth

by Bernard K. Means Today, June 19, 2018 is Juneteenth, which celebrates the day on June 19, 1865, when formerly enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas, learned that they were free. It seems appropriate that I write about two sites associated with two Founding Fathers who fought for freedom but whose daily lives depended on enslaved … Continue reading