by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)
Today’s animation is a short movie recorded of the scanning of a Halifax Side-Notched point from the Gaston Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 7, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated in Figure 105 on Page 109 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5. It is the central point of the top row on that figure.
This Halifax point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.