Monthly Archives: December 2013

Animated Object of the Day: Femur of a Raccoon

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

We began building our digital zooarchaeological collection with raccoon bones, including this femur from the Virginia Museum of Natural History. This bone was scanned and edited by Mariana Zechini, our Digital Zooarchaeologist.

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Animated Object of the Day: Femur (left) of a Turkey

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

As with the cat and dog femurs, this turkey femur is from the Virginia Museum of Natural History and was scanned in early October 2013.

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Animated Object of the Day: Femur (left) of a Dog

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

Today’s object is again from the Virginia Museum of Natural History and also was scanned in early October 2013.  Since I posted a cat femur yesterday, I thought I would post a dog femur today.

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Animated Object of the Day: Femur (left) of a Cat

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

Scanning a femur at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Scanning a femur at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

 My most recent trip to the Virginia Museum of Natural History was in early October 2013, where I gave a public lecture. Among the items I scanned in the physical type collection was a femur (left) of a cat.  I scanned a number of other femurs that will be posted in the coming days.

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Femur (left) of a cat.

Femur (left) of a cat.

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Animated Object of the Day: Pathological Deer Rib/Vertebra

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

Note: I originally posted this at the Virtual Curation Laboratory web site but future posts of animated object of the day will reside here.

On May 7, 2013, I  arrived at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) in Martinsville, Virginia, accompanied by Digital Zooarchaeologist Mariana Zechni, and Digital Curation Supervisor Ashley McCuistion.  Our goal this day and the next two days was to scan animal bones from the type collection maintained by VMNH’s Curator of Archaeology Dr. Elizabeth Moore, as well as other items in their archaeological collection.  One of the more unique was this pathological deer rib/vertebra, which stood out in the VMNH collection.  While we do not have the actual object, we do have a digital model–which we have also printed.
Click on image for animation.

Click on image for animation.

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