Animation of the Day: Butchered Horse Tibia from Jamestown

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.

Butchered horse tibia.

Butchered horse tibia.

Categories: Animation of the day, dog, Gallery, groundhog, Jamestown Rediscovery, mandible, Zooarchaeology | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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