16th century

Animated Object of Today: Clay Aztec Stamp Creates Bird Impression

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


Today ‘s animation is a clay Aztec stamp in the collections of the  Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). It was scanned while on loan from VMNH. The stamped image is that of a bird.

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Impressions made in clay with a 3D printed version of the 3D scanned Aztec Stamp

Categories: 16th century, Animation of the day, Aztec, Gallery, Virginia Museum of Natural History | Leave a comment

Animation of the Day: Garoga Incised Vessel from New York

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


Today’s animation is a mocha ware vessel from New York. It was scanned at the New York State Museum (NYSM) in July 2014. The NYSM’s John Hart provides us with the following information:

This Garoga Incised vessel (NYSM-45635) is from the mid-16th century A.D. Smith-Pagerie site in the Mohawk River basin, Fulton County, New York. The site was excavated in the summers of 1968 and 1970 by a New York State Museum crew and the University at Albany field school under the direction of Dr. Robert E. Funk. The pot was recovered from Feature 27, a central hearth within Longhouse 1.
Details about the site are available in New York State Museum Bulletin 503 (2003), Three Sixteenth-Century Mohawk Iroquois Village Sites by Robert E. Funk and Robert D. Kuhn, which is available electronically free at:http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/staffpubs/docs/14603.pdf .
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Categories: 16th century, Animation of the day, Ceramic vessel, Gallery, New York State Museum, Paleoindian | Leave a comment

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