by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)
Today’s animation is an arrow point recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery and found in the femur of a young boy dated to 14 or 15 years of age. Carefully study of the young boy’s skeleton and his grave suggests that he was quickly buried, probably after an American Indian attach on James Fort in 1607, only two weeks after the colonists landed. Further details on this amazing find can be found here. It was scanned on April 7, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory, and the digital file was edited and then printed replicas were created on April 8, 2014, by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers.