by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory
Today’s animation is adapted from a slide created by Ashley McCuistion, Digital Curation Supervison in the Virtual Curation Laboratory. Her slide was part of her presentation at the October 2013 Annual Meeting of the Archeological Society of Virginia. In that same month, the Virtual Curation Laboratory began a new project funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program. This project is entitled “Virtual Mobility Archaeology Project with Further Applications of Three Dimensional Digital Scanning of Archaeological Objects.” Our basic goals with this project are to expand our virtual models of temporally diagnostic chipped stone tools and the bones from various species of animals to create digital typological collections. These digital type collections are to be accessible anywhere in the world, and can be used for educational as well as identification and research purposes.