Ceramic vessel

Pottery Fragment with Carbonized Residue from Peck 1

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

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Today’s animation is a pottery fragment recovered archaeologically from the Peck 1 site, a Monongahela village site located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It was excavated by a Work Projects Administration (WPA) crew from October 13, 1936 to January 29, 1937 and under the direction of Edgar E. Augustine.  This artifact is now in the collections of the  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Scanning at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Scanning at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

This particular sherd was radiocarbon dated as part of an effort to determine the ages of Monongahela villages excavated by the WPA in Somerset County (Means 2005, 2007).  The research potential of museum collections is shown by what we have been able to learn from this otherwise mundane fragment of a ceramic vessel.

Means, Bernard K.

2005 New Dates for New Deal Excavated Monongahela Villages in Somerset County.  Pennsylvania Archaeologist 75 (1):49-61.

2007 Circular Villages of the Monongahela Tradition.  The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

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Animated Object of the Day: Reconstructed Bartmann Jug from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a reconstructed Bartmann jug recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery and scanned in their archaeological laboratory. As noted here, “the jugs are known as Bartmann or “bearded man” for the bewhiskered face that adorns the neck.”

 

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A Biweekly Animation Post: Bartmann Sherds from George Washington’s Ferry Farm

by Bernard K. Means, Director, Virtual Curation Laboratory

With back to back conferences last week (Virginia Association of Museums/Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference), I missed posting an animation last week.  This post will feature three animations created from scans of three sherds from a Bartmann vessel that mend. These sherds were recovered from George Washington’s Ferry Farm in the summer of 2013. Printed plastic replicas of these sherds were used to illustrate ceramic mending at the 2015 Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.

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Mending at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.

Mending at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.

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Animation of the Day: Another Rim Sherd from the Moore Site, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd from the Moore (36WH38) and was scanned in William C. Johnson’s analytical laboratory located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd from the Moore Site, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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

 

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd from the Moore (36WH38) and was scanned in William C. Johnson’s analytical laboratory located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

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Animation of the Day: Another Sherd with Bamboo and Peony Pattern from James Madison’s Montpelier

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

 

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Today’s animation is another  sherd with a bamboo and peony pattern that was recovered from James Madison’s Montpelier.This object was scanned and edited by the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Rachael Hulvey, now an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University, who also made this animation.

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Animation of the Day: Sherd with Bamboo and Peony Pattern from James Madison’s Montpelier

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

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Today’s animation is a sherd with a bamboo and peony pattern that was recovered from James Madison’s Montpelier.This object was scanned and edited by the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Rachael Hulvey, now an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University, who also made this animation.

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Animated Object of the Day: Burned Maize Cob from Jordan’s Journey

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

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Today’s animation is a burned maize cob recovered archaeologically at the  the Jordan’s Journey site, which is located in Prince George County, Virginia.   It was scanned at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Conservation Laboratory, on behalf of VCL intern Lauren Hogg, who is incorporating a 3D printed replica into an exhibit she is creating on the Jordan’s Journey site.

Lauren Hogg prepares the maize cob for scanning.

Lauren Hogg prepares the maize cob for scanning.

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Animation of the Day: American Indian Vessel Fragment from Fort Lee RACF

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

 

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Today’s animation is a cordmarked American Indian pottery vessel fragment scanned in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.  This sherd was on loan from the Fort Lee Regional Archaeological Curation Facility (RACF).

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Animation of the Day: Kiln Furniture from Franics Bell Pottery, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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

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Today’s animation is a piece of kiln furniture recovered from salvage excavations at the 19th-century Francis Bell Pottery site located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Details on the salvage excavations can be found here.

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