Posts Tagged With: zooarchaeology

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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Animation of the Day: Left Coracoid of a Bermuda Petrel from Jamestown

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

 

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Today’s animation is a left coracoid from a Bermuda petrel (cahow) recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. For more on the significance of this bone to the Jamestown colonists, read the blog post on the right humerus of the Bermuda petrel.

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Animation of the Day: Right Humerus of a Bermuda Petrel from Jamestown

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

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Today’s animation is a right humerus from a Bermuda petrel (cahow) recovered archaeologically by Jamestown Rediscovery. This small bone from a bird found only on Bermuda has great significance.  It symbolizes the end of the Starving Time at Jamestown.  According to the Written in Bone exhibit web site:

These small petrel bones mark a crucial turning point. In May 1610, more colonists and supply ships from Bermuda landed in Jamestown. In journals written four hundred years ago, the surviving colonists credited their coming with saving the settlement from starvation and abandonment.

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

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

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Today’s animation is the right tarsometatarsus 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 Femur of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the right 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 Synsacrum of a Passenger Pigeon

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

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Today’s animation is the right synsacrum 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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