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Animated Object of Today: Hydrocortisone Ointment Tube from Martinsville, Virginia

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

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Today ‘s animation is a 20th century ointment tube now in the collections of the  Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). It was excavated at the Baldwin Block Site under the direction of VMNH Curator of Archaeology, Dr. Elizabeth Moore.  The Baldwin Block Site includes the location of the first drugstore operated in the town of Martinsville by an African American merchant.

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Animated Object of the Week: Beaver Mandible from the Virginia Museum of Natural History

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

 

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Today ‘s animation is a beaver mandible from the collections of the  Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). It was scanned on site on March 20, 2015.

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Animation of the Day: Complete Goat Horn from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a goat horn recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  According to Merry Outlaw, Curator of Archaeology for Jamestown Rediscovery, the butchered horn is from the post structure in the palisade extension to the original James Fort. It came from a large cellar (possible well) and dates prior to 1624. More information on the excavation of this feature can be found here.

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Animation of the (Last) Week: Butchered Dog Humerus from Jamestown

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

Note: The director was occupied with a gas leak in his home this past week, which is why this is a tad delayed.

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Today’s animation is a butchered dog humerus recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  Cut marks on the dog humerus indicate an attempt to remove flesh for consumption.  The butchered mandible dates to the “starving time” dated to the winter of 1609-1610. A spectacular forensic archaeological discovery announced early last year by Jamestown Rediscovery confirmed historic documents that indicate the residents of James Fort also turned toward cannibalism. For more on the individual identified as “Jane” whose body exhibits evidence of cannibalism, you can read Jane’s Story here.

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Animated Object of the Day: Mandible (right) of a Dog from the Winslow Site

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

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Today’s object is the right mandible of a dog from the Winslow site, an American Indian village in Maryland, that was scanned at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on July 17, 2014.

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Animation of the Day: Native Pipe from Jamestown’s “John Smith” Well

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

1169_john_smith_well_pipeToday’s animation is a native-made pipe recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery from the “John Smith” well and therefore dates between 1608 and 1610. It was scanned on March 5, 2014, by the VCL’s Digital Curation Specialist Lauren  Volkers at the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory.  More details about a recent scanning trip to Jamestown Rediscovery is present at our companion site for the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Lauren Volkers examines the pipe as it is b eing scanned.

Lauren Volkers examines the pipe as it is being scanned.

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Animation of the Day: Butchered Horse Tibia from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a butchered horse tibia recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on March 5, 2014, by the VCL’s Digital Curation Specialist Lauren  Volkers at the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory. Cut marks on tibia indicate an attempt to remove flesh for consumption.  The butchered bone dates to the “starving time” during the winter of 1609-1610. VCL scanned a dog  mandible with butchery marks on an earlier visit, as documented here. More details about a recent scanning trip to Jamestown Rediscovery is present at our companion site for the Virtual Curation Laboratory.

Butchered horse tibia.

Butchered horse tibia.

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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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Animation of the Day: Butchered Dog Mandible from Jamestown

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

1059_dog_mandible_butcheredToday’s animation is a butchered dog mandible recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  Cut marks on the dog mandible near the broken end indicate an attempt to remove flesh for consumption.  The butchered mandible dates to the “starving time” dated to the winter of 1609-1610. A spectacular forensic archaeological discovery announced earlier this year by Jamestown Rediscovery confirmed historic documents that indicate the residents of James Fort also turned toward cannibalism. For more on the individual identified as “Jane” whose body exhibits evidence of cannibalism, you can read Jane’s Story here.

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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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