by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)
Today’s animation is a fragment of a drilled turtle carapace that was excavated as part of salvage work at the Martin site, a Monongahela village now under the waters of the Youghiogheny Reservoir. It is now within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania (TSMP). This particular object was scanned on December 17, 2013 by Digital Curation Supervisor Ashley McCuistion and Digital Zooarchaeologist Mariana Zechini at TSMP with support from the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program.
Update! Matthew Bradley viewed this post and presents evidence that this might be a leg rattle using online collections links. We appreciate his insights. See the links cited here: