Research Laboratories of Archaeology

Animation of the Week: Guilford Point from the Doerschuk Site, North Carolina

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

 

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Today’s animation is a Guilford point from the Doerschuck Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 5, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated as Point C in Figure 35 on Page 40 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.

 

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This point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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Animation of the Day: Palmer Point from York County, South Carolina

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

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Today’s animation is a Palmer point from York County, South Carolina. It was scanned during a workshop held at the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Image Courtesy of Mizzy Danianne

Image Courtesy of Mizzy Danianne

This point was scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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Animation of the Day: Savannah River Point from the Doerschuk Site, North Carolina

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

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Today’s animation is a Savannah River point from the Doerschuck Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 5, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated as Point A in Figure 37 on Page 42 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.

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This point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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Animation of the Day: Morrow Mountain I Point from the Doerschuk Site, North Carolina

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

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Today’s animation is a Morrow Mountain I point from the Doerschuck Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 5, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated in Figure 33 on Page 38 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.  It is the central point on Row A of that figure.

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This point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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Animation of the Day: Second Stanly Stemmed Point from the Doerschuk Site, North Carolina

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

 

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Today’s animation is another  Stanly Stemmed point from the Doerschuck Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 4, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated in Figure 31 on Page 36 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.  It is point A on that figure.

 

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This point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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Animation of the Day: Stanly Stemmed Point from the Doerschuk Site, North Carolina

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

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Today’s animation is a Stanly Stemmed point from the Doerschuck Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 4, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated in Figure 31 on Page 36 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.  It is point H on that figure.

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This point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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Animation of the Day: Anatolian Lion Scapula from the Site of Köşk Höyük, located in central Turkey

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

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Today’s animation is the scapula of an Anatolian lion recovered from the site of Köşk Höyük, which is located in central Turkey. The scapula of this extinct animal was made available for scanning by  Ben Arbuckle, who is an anthropology faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).  It was scanned during a workshop I led at UNC-CH’s Davis Library entitled “Applications of Digital Visualization through 3D Laser Scanning and 3D Printing.” Details on this scanning workshop can be found here. Schnitzler (2011) discusses the distribution of the North African-Asian lion through time, including providing archaeological evidence. Dr. Arbuckle’s zooarchaeological studies at Köşk Höyük are available here.

UPDATE: The following information is provided by Dr. Arbuckle:

Specimen KSK16067 is a portion of a scapula (shoulder blade) of an extinct subspecies of lion (Panthera leo) which inhabited Turkey, Syria and Iran until perhaps as late as the 19th century. It was recovered from the site Köşk Höyük, located in the Niğde province of central Turkey during the 2008 excavation season. Köşk Höyük represents the remains of a small village occupied in the late Neolithic and Early and Middle Chalcolithic periods (c. 6200-4500 BC). Although its inhabitants were farmers and herders, they also hunted abundant wild game in the region including wild horses and asses, deer, boar, and bear. This specimen, the only big cat to the recovered at Köşk was found in area E/7 in a shallow pit feature filled with burned debris including bone and charcoal dating to c. 6000 BC.

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Schnitzler, Annik

2011  Past and present distribution of the North African–Asian lion subgroup: a review. Mammal Review 41:220–243.

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Animation of the Day: Pee Dee Triangle Point from the Doerschuk Site, North Carolina

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

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Today’s animation is a short movie recorded of the scanning of a Pee Dee Triangle point from the Doerschuck Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 7, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated in Figure 43 on Page 48 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.  It is the fourth point of the C row on that figure.

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This point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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Animation of the Day: Halifax Side-Notched Point from the Gaston Site, North Carolina

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

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Today’s animation is a short movie recorded of the scanning of a Halifax Side-Notched point from the Gaston Site, North Carolina. This point was scanned on August 7, 2014 in the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The point is illustrated in Figure 105 on Page 109 of Coe’s 1964 work “Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont,” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 54, Part 5.  It is the central point of the top row on that figure.

The Halifax Side-Notched point is shown sitting atop its photograph in Coe (1964:109).

The Halifax Side-Notched point is shown sitting atop its photograph in Coe (1964:109).

This Halifax point, as well as others from Coe’s (1964) monograph, were scanned to aid in the creation of a digital projectile point typology funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, as detailed here.

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