Posts Tagged With: Virginia Museum of Natural History

Animated Object of the Day: Cardinal Skull from the Virginia Museum of Natural History

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

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Dr. Elizabeth Moore of the  Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) recently took the time to speak with my Archaeological Methods and Research Design course about zooarchaeology and brought along a number of items from her extensive reference collection at the VMNH.  We took the opportunity to 3D scan this skull of a female cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), whose bones retain the orange color of the bird’s beak.

Dr. Moore talking to VCU students.

Dr. Moore talking to VCU students.

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Animated Object of the Day: Maxillae of a Dog from the Winslow Site

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

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Today’s object is the maxillae of a dog from the Winslow site, an American Indian village in Maryland, that was scanned at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on July 17, 2014.

 

 

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Animated Object of the Day: Mandible (right) of a Dog from the Winslow Site

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

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Today’s object is the right mandible of a dog from the Winslow site, an American Indian village in Maryland, that was scanned at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on July 17, 2014.

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Animated Object of the Day: Ulna of a Dog from the Winslow Site

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

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Today’s object is the ulna of a dog from the Winslow site, an American Indian village in Maryland, that was scanned at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on July 17, 2014.

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Animated Object of the Day: Cartoon of Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

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

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Today’s animation is whimsical cartoon based on Martha, the last passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) This was drawn by Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus (and now University of West Florida graduate student) Mariana Zechini when she acted as the VCL’s digital zooarchaeologist.  Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died 100 years ago on September 1, 2014.  For more on our efforts to create a digital zooarchaeological collection of passenger pigeon elements, and those of other extinct and non-extinct animals, visit the Virtual Curation Laboratory here. A Beta version of a passenger pigeon APP can be found here.

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Animated Object of the Day: Skull of a Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

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

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Today’s animation is the skull of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) collected during the 19th century and in the collections of the Division of Birds at the Smithsonian’s Museum of  Natural History.  The last known passenger pigeon died 100 years ago today.  For more on our efforts to create a digital zooarchaeological collection of passenger pigeon elements, and those of other extinct and non-extinct animals, visit the Virtual Curation Laboratory here. A Beta version of a passenger pigeon APP can be found here.

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Animated Object of the Day: Left Ulna of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the left ulna of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

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Animated Object of the Day: Left Femur of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the left femur of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

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Animated Object of the Day: Right Humerus of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the right humerus of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

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Animated Object of the Day: Left Carpometacarpus of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the left carpometacarpus of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

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