Animation of the Day: American Indian Pottery Sherd from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is an  American Indian pottery sherd recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. This sherd was found in an historic context and mends with another, larger  sherd. It was scanned on May 1, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers and VCL Intern Vivian Hite. Lauren created this animation and printed the replica. Jamestown’s Jeff Aronowitz and Danny Schmidt brought the larger sherd to the VCL on May 8. 2014, and it “mends” exactly with the replica of the smaller sherd.

VCL intern Becki Bowman holds together the "mended" real and printed sherd.

VCL intern Becki Bowman holds together the “mended” real and printed sherd.

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

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2 thoughts on “Animation of the Day: American Indian Pottery Sherd from Jamestown

  1. maryjane

    What is the tempering material in the pottery sherd? Is that sherd attributed to a specific culture that was in Virginia?

    • It is shell tempered and associated with a member of the Powhatan Chiefdom. From a Contact period context!

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