Death of a Groundhog

Digital Curation Supervisor Ashley McCuistion  holds a groundhog skull she helped recover as part of the 2012 Virginia Commonwealth University field school at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  A complete groundhog skeleton was found in the base of an archaeological excavation unit that dated to the 1990s. The 3D digital model and printed replica reveal perimortem (at or near the time of death) damage to the groundhog skull.

Digital Curation Supervisor Ashley McCuistion holds a groundhog skull she helped recover as part of the 2012 Virginia Commonwealth University field school at George Washington’s Ferry Farm. A complete groundhog skeleton was found in the base of an archaeological excavation unit that dated to the 1990s. The 3D digital model and printed replica reveal perimortem (at or near the time of death) damage to the groundhog skull.

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