Animation of the Day: Forensic Reconstruction of an Individual from the Coeymans house in Coeymans, New York

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

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Today’s animation is a forensic reconstruction of a woman from the Coeymans house in Coeymans, New York, which is a few miles south of Albany. The reconstruction was scanned at the New York State Museum (NYSM) by NYSM bioarchaeology technician Julie Weatherwax using the Virtual Curation Laboratories Sense 3D scanner.  According to NYSM Curator of Bioarchaeology and NAGPRA Coordinator Lisa Anderson, “Her skull was found in the foundation of a wing of the house that was built around 1720 and modified in the late 18th century. How it ended up there is still a mystery but she was an unfortunate victim of scalping. The artist who sculpted this face is Gay Malin, a former NYSM exhibit specialist.”

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Categories: 18th century, Animation of the day, Forensic reconstruction, Gallery, New York State Museum | Leave a comment

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