Animation of the Day: Paste Gem from the Fairfield Foundation

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

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Today’s animation is a paste gem from the Fairfield Plantation site. The gem was provided to the Virtual Curation Laboratory by visitors from the Fairfield Foundation, which is located in Gloucester, Virginia.  This particular object was challenging to scan because it was clear and small, but a liberal coating of a neutral white powder enabled us to create a digital model and we subsequently were able to print a plastic replica.  The digital model itself needs some further editing to remove imperfections created by the powder coating.

Anna Hayden of the Fairfield Foundation holds  greatly enlarged replica of the paste gem in her right hand.

Anna Hayden of the Fairfield Foundation holds a greatly enlarged replica of the paste gem in her right hand.

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Categories: Animation of the day, Fairfield Foundation, Gallery | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Animation of the Day: Paste Gem from the Fairfield Foundation

  1. Rebecca Guest

    Alright, I found some historical documents that refer to the county as Glouchester. Too bad I can’t edit my post.

  2. Rebecca Guest

    Gloucester is my hometown, and I’ve always been quick to correct others when they call it Glouchester. But, I didn’t think to search documents for that spelling. Anna is going to share with me some other stuff you passed along at the Fairfield lab.

  3. I was impressed with the town. And, looks like I misspelled Gloucester throughout, but that’s fixed. Really cool archaeology being done. If you want to see printed stuff at VCU, you can come by the Virtual Curation Laboratory sometime as well.

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