Posts Tagged With: Bernard K. Means

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: 17th Century Oyster Shell from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is a 17th century oyster shell recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  Oysters were substantially larger prior to historic over exploitation.

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Animation of the Day: Complete Goat Horn from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a goat horn recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  According to Merry Outlaw, Curator of Archaeology for Jamestown Rediscovery, the butchered horn is from the post structure in the palisade extension to the original James Fort. It came from a large cellar (possible well) and dates prior to 1624. More information on the excavation of this feature can be found here.

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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: World War II Veteran Russell Scott

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

 

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Today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that ushered the United States into the global conflict that was World War II.  Today’s animations were created using a Sense 3D scanner at the Virginia War Memorial of World War II veteran Russell Scott, a 94-year old volunteer at the memorial.  Scott survived his plane being shot down over Italy and imprisonment in German POW camps.  The two scans–one of him seated, and the other of his head–were merged and will be printed to the scale of a model of a B-25  Mitchell bomber, where a printed replica of a seated Scott will be placed on the tail of the plane.  When Scott exited his damaged plane, he perched briefly on the plane’s tail.  Details of this harrowing escape and our scanning efforts of Scott can be found here.

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Animation of the Day: French 54th Line Regiment Grenadier Soldier Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a French 54th Line Regiment Grenadier Company soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: French 54th Line Soldier Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

 

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a French 54th Line Soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: Monument Miniature to Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a monument miniature to Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  This monument was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: Egyptian Arab Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing an Egyptian Arab that is associated with a display related to the Napoleonic Wars. This figurine was scanned onsite at the  Virginia War Memorial on Saturday, November 22, as part of a public program.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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Animation of the Day: French 3rd Regiment Miniature from the Virginia War Memorial

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

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Today’s animation is a miniature representing a French 3rd Regiment soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate student Chelsea Miller brought this figurine to the Virtual Curation Laboratory from the Virginia War Memorial, where she is currently an intern.  The figurine was scanned as part of an effort to digitally highlight part of the Virginia War Memorial’s collection, which includes an extensive collection of historic-period miniatures.

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