Animated Object of Today: Theropod Claw from Maryland’s Dinosaur Park

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

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Today ‘s animation is a theropod claw from Prince George’s County’s Dinosaur Park. Theropods are a type of dinosaur and those found at the Dinosaur Park include ornithomimids and dromaeosaurs

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Animation of the Day: Daub with Finger Impression from Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

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

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Today’s animation is a fragment of daub with finger impressions recovered archaeologically at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and was scanned in their archaeology laboratory. According to Jenn Ogborne, the Archaeology Laboratory Supervisor at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, “The daub is from the Tomahawk quarter farm at Poplar Forest, specifically in the plowzone above a two-room structure defined by postmolds, with a subfloor pit in both rooms. There are two other structures nearby. It was likely occupied about 1790 to 1812 (when Jefferson had the occupants moved to another location).” Jenn also provides these pictures of the daub alongside a 3D printed replica created in the Virtual Curation Laboratory.  The replica will be painted to resemble the original.

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Animated Object: Female Figurine from Costa Rica

by Bernard K. Means, Directory, Virtual Curation Laboratory

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This female figurine was 3D scanned at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) on June 23, 2015.  It is part of CMNH’s Costa Rican study collection.

 

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Animated Object of Today: Clay Aztec Stamp Creates Bird Impression

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

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Today ‘s animation is a clay Aztec stamp in the collections of the  Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). It was scanned while on loan from VMNH. The stamped image is that of a bird.

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Impressions made in clay with a 3D printed version of the 3D scanned Aztec Stamp

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Animated Object of the Week: Bootherium bombifrons cranium and the Virginia Museum of Natural History

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

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Today ‘s animation is a Bootherium bombifrons cranium, from an extinct musk ox-like animal, scanned by the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory to be 3D printed by the VCU for an exhibit to open later this year at the  Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH).

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Animated Object of Today: Hydrocortisone Ointment Tube from Martinsville, Virginia

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

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Today ‘s animation is a 20th century ointment tube now in the collections of the  Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH). It was excavated at the Baldwin Block Site under the direction of VMNH Curator of Archaeology, Dr. Elizabeth Moore.  The Baldwin Block Site includes the location of the first drugstore operated in the town of Martinsville by an African American merchant.

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Animated Object of the Day: Reconstructed Bartmann Jug from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a reconstructed Bartmann jug recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery and scanned in their archaeological laboratory. As noted here, “the jugs are known as Bartmann or “bearded man” for the bewhiskered face that adorns the neck.”

 

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Animation of the Week: Jack of Plates Plate from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a Jack of Plates plate recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  Numerous of these plates would have been sewn to a cloth or leather garment to create armor.

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Animation of the Week: Base of the Skull of a Leatherback Sea Turtle

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

This week’s animation is the base of the skull of a leatherback sea turtle that was brought to the VCL for scanning by Ray Vodden of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.1747_leatherback_turtle

 

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Animation of the Week: Futuristic Console

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

This week’s animation was created from a console that was temporarily on loan to the VCL by VCU student Tesha Ellis.

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