by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)
Today’s animation is a stone ball that was excavated in 1939 or 1940 as part of work relief archaeology at the Fort Hill site, a Monongahela village in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It is now within the archaeological collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania (TSMP). It was presumably used for game playing. More information on the Work Projects Administration excavations at Fort Hill can be found here.