Animation of the Day: Ivory Compass from Jamestown

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)

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Today’s animation is an ivory compass recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery in May 2012.  This compass was manufactured in Nuremberg, Germany.  Details on this compass and its finding can be found here.  It was scanned on April 18, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory.

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Categories: 17th century, Animation of the day, Gallery, Jamestown Rediscovery | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Animation of the Day: Ivory Compass from Jamestown

  1. mj

    What a fascinating artifact! Thanks for scanning it for everyone,and thanks for further information and description of it.

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