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Animation of the Day: Iron Alloy Arrow Point from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is an iron alloy arrow point recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on November 14, 2014, in the Rediscovery Jamestown archaeological laboratory and printed versions will be incorporated into public education and outreach programs to contrast with American Indian-made chipped stone arrow heads, such as this one.

 

 

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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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Animation of the Day: Human Cranium minus Calvarium

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

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Today’s animation is a medical specimen donated to the Bone Lab operated by Dr. Amy Verrelli of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  It was scanned by VCU alumnus Allen Huber, who created this animation.

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Animation of the Day: Groundstone Axe from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is a groundstone axe recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on April 7, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory.

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Animation of the Day: Crucible from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is a crucible recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. The crucible was made in Hesse, Germany, and designed to withstand high heat, and may have been intended to be used in gold processing.  Further details can be found here on another crucible also found at Jamestown.

 

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Animation of the Day: Elk Metatarsal Defleshing Tool from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is an elk metatarsal recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on April 7, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory. It is unknown whether this tool was made by the colonists in Europe or by American Indians from a native elk.  The defleshing tool is stained green at its working edge from contact with a copper object. A replica painted by intern Bridget Polk was provided to the staff of Jamestown Rediscovery for public archaeology purposes on April 18, 2019.

Replica (top) and original (bottm) of the defleshing tool.

Replica (top) and original (bottm) of the defleshing tool.

 

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Animation of the Day: Morrow Mountain II Point from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is an Morrow Mountain II point recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on April 7, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory. Morrow Mountain II points date to the Middle Archaic period, ca. 4800 to 4200 B.C.

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Animation of the Day: Arrow Point from Jamestown’s First Fatality

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

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Today’s animation is an arrow point recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery and found in the femur of a young boy dated to 14 or 15 years of age. Carefully study of the young boy’s skeleton and his grave suggests that he was quickly buried, probably after an American Indian attach on James Fort in 1607, only two weeks after the colonists landed.  Further details on this amazing find can be found here. It was scanned on April 7, 2014, in the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory, and the digital file was edited and then printed replicas were created on April 8, 2014, by Digital Curation Specialist Lauren Volkers.

From left to right, Vivian Hite, Lauren Volkers, and Rachael Hulvey scanning artifacts at Jamestown Rediscovery.

From left to right, Vivian Hite, Lauren Volkers, and Rachael Hulvey scanning artifacts at Jamestown Rediscovery.

 

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