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Recently, while prepping some skeletons for the Archaeology’s reference collection, I came across a nearly intact skeleton of a hummingbird. As I examined this hummingbird skeleton, I wanted to compare it to another bird skeleton.
Dr. Elizabeth Moore recently gave a presentation, Plants and People, to students in the Roanoke College Honors Program.
Dr. Elizabeth Moore, VMNH Curator of Archaeology recently hosted Dr. Bernard Means and some of the students of the Virtual Archaeology Scanning Team from VCU at VMNH.
Dr. Elizabeth Moore assists in the archaeological survey at a Native American village site in the Martinsville/Henry County area.
Stone tools from the Rudacil site are being washed and inventoried in the archaeology lab. This site is part of the Paleoindian Period Flint Run Archaeological Complex and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In late January, Ray Vodden and I went to a farm to retrieve a dead cow. That’s right… a dead cow. Not just any dead cow, but one that had died a month prior.
VMNH Staff present activity on climate change at the PHCC STEM Day.
Prepping animal skeletons for the reference collection involves several steps – defleshing, dermestids, degreasing, and final cleaning.
Archaeologists from all over the world share what they are doing on the Day of Archeology.
A 5-day zooarchaeology lab course is being offered by Dr. Elizabeth Moore at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
Let’s get real about fictional archaeologists.
Examination of pathology on a turtle carapace indicates that the carapace was broken and healed while the turtle was alive. Then somebody probably ate it.
Closer examination of the canid (dog/wolf) skull currently being reconstructed at VMNH shows butchering scars on the cranium.
Check out the latest issue of the ASV Quarterly Bulletin – how many places figures or photos contain VMNH labs or specimens?
Last week was a busy one for Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Curator of Archaeology at VMNH. Dr. Moore met with met with a variety of people working in archaeology and historic preservation including students and faculty from VCU, staff at the Department of Historic Resources, and professional and avocational archaeologists from the Archaeological Society of Virginia.
Dr. Elizabeth Moore discusses the 44th Annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.
Drs. Elizabeth Moore and Joe Keiper from VMNH identify dead bivalves collected from the Dan River following the Duke Energy coal ash spill.