Animation of the Day: Modified Elk Antler from Jamestown

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



Today’s animation is an elk antler recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. The elk antler is pierced with two holes used to secure it to a wall or post to be used as a hook, and one of the iron alloy nails is still present in the hook.  The fragile nature of this mended object made it challenging to handle for the 3D scanning process, and a portion of one surface was not captured in the final scan.  The entire shape of the object was, however.

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

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