Homo sapiens

Animation of the Day: Iron Butterfly Hinge from George Washington’s Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is an iron butterfly hinge that was recovered archaeologically from  George Washington’s Ferry Farm. It may have come from a cabinet or perhaps a box.

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Animation of the Day: Scabbard Finial from George Washington’s Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation is a scabbard finial that was recovered archaeologically from  George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

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Animation of the Day: Human Tooth with Cavity from George Washington’s Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is an adult human male’s tooth, with cavity, that was recovered archaeologically from a plowzone context at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.   George Washington grew up here as a boy from the age of 6 until his early 20s.

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Animated Object of the Day: Human Cervical Vertebra

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

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Our animation for today is a human cervical vertebra that was scanned by Allen Huber, our Digital Technology Supervisor.  This mandible was scanned to help students learn osteology. Human remains are very fragile and printed replicas help protect the original bone. The vertebra is a medical specimen once used to teach students at the Medical College of Virginia and is now incorporated into the osteology teaching of Dr. Amy Verrelli.

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Animated Object of the Day: Molar of a 17-year-old Human Male

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

1097_Wisdom_Tooth_LLOur animation for today is a human molar extracted from a Virginia Commonwealth University student when he was 17-years of age.  We have scanned additional teeth from this individual and will incorporate them into our digital human osteology collection.  Knowing the age of the individuals that contribute to an osteological collection is useful for researchers identifying bones or teeth of unknown age.

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Animated Object of the Day: Human Mandible

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

888_manible_humanOur animation for today is a human mandible that was scanned and edited by Allen Huber, our Digital Technology Supervisor.  This mandible was scanned to help students learn osteology. Human remains are very fragile and printed replicas help protect the original bone. The mandible is a medical specimen once used to teach students at the Medical College of Virginia and is now incorporated into the osteology teaching of Dr. Amy Verrelli. A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features the Virtual Curation Laboratory’s Mariana Zechini discussing the object made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here: http://instagram.com/p/jawbffqqU-/#

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