Posts Tagged With: Jamestown Rediscovery

Shark Vertebra from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a shark vertebra recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on September 9, 2015  at the Jamestown Rediscovery laboratory. It was scanned and later printed within two weeks of its discovery.

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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: 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 (Last) Week: Butchered Dog Humerus from Jamestown

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

Note: The director was occupied with a gas leak in his home this past week, which is why this is a tad delayed.

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Today’s animation is a butchered dog humerus recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery.  Cut marks on the dog humerus indicate an attempt to remove flesh for consumption.  The butchered mandible dates to the “starving time” dated to the winter of 1609-1610. A spectacular forensic archaeological discovery announced early last year by Jamestown Rediscovery confirmed historic documents that indicate the residents of James Fort also turned toward cannibalism. For more on the individual identified as “Jane” whose body exhibits evidence of cannibalism, you can read Jane’s Story here.

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Animation of the Day: Iron Alloy Arrow Point from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is an iron alloy arrow point recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. It was scanned on November 14, 2014, in the Rediscovery Jamestown archaeological laboratory and printed versions will be incorporated into public education and outreach programs to contrast with American Indian-made chipped stone arrow heads, such as this one.

 

 

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Animated Object of the Day: 17th Century White Clay Basketry Impression Vessel Base Fragment from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is the base of a white clay basketry impressed vessel recovered archaeologically by  Jamestown Rediscovery. White clay was impressed on the interior of an American Indian basket in the early 17th century, presumably by tobacco pipe maker Robert Cotton.  The basket did not survive the passage of time, but the negative impression did.  Prior to the reconstruction of the mostly complete vessel, the Virtual Curation Laboratory scanned a single sherd, as detailed here. Lauren Volkers and I scanned the reconstructed vessel on March 5, 2014, as detailed here. An insufficient number of sherds existed to connect the base fragment to the rest of the vessel, but it is separately of interest because it does preserve the starting point for the basket.

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Animated Object of the Day: Early 17th Century Smoking Pipe from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is an early 17th century smoking pipe that was scanned in Jamestown Rediscovery‘s archaeological laboratory. This pipe was scanned as part of an effort to create a digital type collection of temporally diagnostic pipe forms, which will also be replicated using a 3D printer.

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Animated Object of the Day: Mid-17th Century Smoking Pipe from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a mid-17th century smoking pipe that was scanned in Jamestown Rediscovery‘s archaeological laboratory. This pipe was scanned as part of an effort to create a digital type collection of temporally diagnostic pipe forms, which will also be replicated using a 3D printer.

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