by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)
Today’s animation is a butchered horse tibia recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on March 5, 2014, by the VCL’s Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers at the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory. Cut marks on tibia indicate an attempt to remove flesh for consumption. The butchered bone dates to the “starving time” during the winter of 1609-1610. VCL scanned a dog mandible with butchery marks on an earlier visit, as documented here. More details about a recent scanning trip to Jamestown Rediscovery is present at our companion site for the Virtual Curation Laboratory.