Monthly Archives: June 2014

Animation of the Day: Colonoware Vessel from Mount Vernon

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

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Today’s animation is a colonoware vessel with a scalloped edge and circular hole just below the scallop.  It was recovered archaeologically from the South Grove Midden at Mount Vernon. It was scanned at Mount Vernon on July 17, 2012.

Courtney Bowles and Bernard K. Means scan the colonoware vessel.

Courtney Bowles and Bernard K. Means scan the colonoware vessel.

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd with Lug from the Consol Site

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

 

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd with lug from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd with Lug from the Consol Site

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

 

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd with lug from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. This sherd was scanned on March 23, 2012.

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Animation of the Day: Antler Tine from the Hatfield Site

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

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Today’s animation is an antler tine from the Hatfield site, a Monongahela tradition village located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the  Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Allegheny Chapter.

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Animation of the Day: Bone Bead from Fort Hill

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

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Today’s animation is a bone bead recovered archaeologically from the Fort Hill site, a Monongahela village excavated by a Work Projects Administration (WPA) crew in 1939 or 1940  in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Edgar E. Augustine  (Means 2002).  This artifact is now in the collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Reference Cited:

Means, Bernard K.

2002 “….To Reconstruct These Houses of Men Who Lived in a Stone Age:” ModelingVillage Community Organization Using Data from the SomersetCounty Relief Excavations.  In Northeast Subsistence-Settlement Change: A.D. 700 – A.D. 1300, edited by John P. Hart and Christina Rieth, pp. 43-71. New York State Museum Bulletin 496. The University of the State of New York, Albany.

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Animated Object of the Day: Left Ulna of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the left ulna of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

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Animated Object of the Day: Left Femur of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the left femur of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

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Animated Object of the Day: Right Humerus of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the right humerus of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

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Animation of the Day: Fabric-Impressed Sherd from Marine Corps Base Quantico

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

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Today’s animation is a fabric-impressed sherd found during archaeological investigations in the Stafford County, Virginia, portion of Marine Corps Base Quantico. The sherd was scanned by now Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus Crystal Castleberry on November 15, 2012.  The object was at that time on loan from the Fort Lee Regional Archaeological Curation Facility (RACF), but has since been returned. Researchers can access this digital data file without having to travel to RACF .

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd with Punctates from the Consol Site

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

 

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd with punctates from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It has been rotated 90 degrees to highlight the punctates. It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. This sherd was scanned by now VCU alumnus Crystal Castelberry on October 10, 2012.

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