Animation of the Day: Sturgeon Scute from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a sturgeon scute recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. Tens of thousands of these have been found at the James Fort excavations, as revealed here. Our digital model of this sturgeon scute has been printed and painted for use by Jamestown Rediscovery in their educational and outreach efforts using a MakerBot Replicator 2.

Replica and actual sturgeon scutes.

Unpainted replica and actual sturgeon scutes.

 

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Categories: 17th century, Animation of the day, Gallery, Jamestown Rediscovery, scute, sturgeon, Zooarchaeology | Leave a comment

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