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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.

Categories: Animation of the day, cranium, Gallery, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Zooarchaeology | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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