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Animation of the Day: Orient Fishtail Point from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation is an Orient Fishtail point recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This chipped stone tool was scanned on site at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

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Animation of the Day: Chert Chipped Stone Drill from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation chipped stone drill recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This chipped stone drill was scanned by now VCU alumnus Courtney Bowles on February 17, 2012.

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Animation of the Day: Tea Spoon from Ferry Farm

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

 

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Today’s animation is a tea spoon recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This spoon was used when tea was served in the Ferry Farm house, an important aspect of the proper duties of a gentry-class woman in the 18th century.

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Animation of the Day: Pewter Spoon with “BW” Initials from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation is a pewter spoon recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  The spoon has raised initials on the handle, “BW,” that likely stand for Betty Washington, George Washington’s sister.  This spoon was used by Betty when she served tea, an important aspect of the proper duties of a gentry-class woman in the 18th century.

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Animation of the Day: Chipped Stone Drill from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation chipped stone drill recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This chipped stone drill was scanned on site at Ferry Farm.

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Animation of the Day: Colonoware Vessel from Ferry Farm

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

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Today’s animation are mended fragments of colonoware bowl recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  This low-fired earthenware vessel was used and possibly made by one of the enslaved individuals that labored at Ferry Farm.  The actual colonoware vessel is currently on display at George Washington’s boyhood home.

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Animation of the Day: Halifax Point

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

981_halifaxToday’s animation is a Halifax point found at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. One in five artifacts recovered archaeologically at Ferry Farm are associated with pre-Contact American Indians who once occupied this landscape. Halifax points are dated from 4350 to 3600 B.C.

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Animation of the Day: Pewter Spoon with Embossed “BW” from Ferry Farm

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

425_BW_spoonToday’s animation is a pewter tea spoon found at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  It has the letters “BW” embossed on its handle, which might stand for “Betty Washington,” George Washington’s younger sister. Drinking and serving tea properly was part of the education and duties of a young gentry-class woman in the 18th century. The spoon may have been made on site.

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