Westmoreland Archaeological Society

Animation of the Day: Fluted Point from the Angel Site, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania

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

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Today’s animation is a fluted point collected byavocational arcaheologist Ed Seeman from the Angel site, located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Ed made this point available for scanning at the 2014 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology annual meeting in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

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Animation of the Day: Basin-Shaped Pit from the Consol Site

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

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Today’s animation is a basin shaped pit from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was excavated archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

Mary Jane Shaw prepares the basin shaped pit for scanning.

Mary Jane Shaw prepares the basin shaped pit for scanning.

Mary Jane Shaw, Bob Oshnock, Bernard K. Means, and William Johnson at the Consol site.

Mary Jane Shaw, Bob Oshnock, Bernard K. Means, and William Johnson at the Consol site.

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd with Lug from the Consol Site

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

 

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd with lug from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd with Lug from the Consol Site

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

 

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd with lug from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. This sherd was scanned on March 23, 2012.

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd with Punctates from the Consol Site

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

 

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd with punctates from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It has been rotated 90 degrees to highlight the punctates. It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. This sherd was scanned by now VCU alumnus Crystal Castelberry on October 10, 2012.

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Animation of the Day: Pottery Disk from the Campbell Farm Site

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

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Today’s animation is a ceramic vessel fragment (sherd) recovered from the Campbell Farm site, a Monongahela tradition village. The sherd has been purposely worked into a circular shape, possibly to act as a gaming token.  The sherd was provided for scanning by William C. Johnson, an expert on the Monongahela tradition who is actively researching the Campbell Farm site, and other Monongahela tradition sites as well.

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Animation of the Day: Stemmed Point

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

 

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Today’s animation is a stemmed point recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

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Animation of the Day: Rim Sherd with Lug from the Consol Site

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

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Today’s animation is a rim sherd with lug from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. I scanned this sherd on July 12, 2012.

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Animation of the Day: Probable Pottery Incising Tool from the Consol Site

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

 

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Today’s animation is an elongated, crescent-shaped ceramic object from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village.  It was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. The width of the crescent-shaped tool matches the width of incised pottery sherds from the site, and this suggests that this object was a tool used to incise pottery found at the site.  It was found in a feature along with a similarly shaped tool.

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Animation of the Day: Antler Tool from the Consol Site

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

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Today’s animation is a naturally shed antler that has been modified on one end to have a blunt edge and may have served as a defleshing tool.  This artifact is from the Consol site, a Monongahela tradition village, and was recovered archaeologically by members of the Westmoreland Archaeological Society, a chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

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