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