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Science Saturday: Archaeology

Monday August 31, 2015

VMNH recently continued its series of Science Saturdays with a focus on archaeology.


My Passage to India, Stage 3: Building a (Virtual) Bridge Between Virginia Commonwealth University (U.S.) and HNB Garhwal University (India): A Global Classroom Initiative

Monday August 24, 2015

Dr. Bernard Means, VMNH Research Associate and Director of the VCU Virtual Curation Laboratory, recently traveled to India to HNB Garhwal University in Sinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand State, India to further discussions of 3D artifact scanning and strengthen the relationship between the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL) and Dr. Vinod Nautiyal and his students.


My Passage to India, Stage 2: Sustain Your Heritage and Feel Glorious

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Dr. Bernard Means, VMNH Research Associate and Director of the VCU Virtual Curation Laboratory, recently traveled to India to HNB Garhwal University in Sinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand State, India to further discussions of 3D artifact scanning and strengthen the relationship between the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL) and Dr. Vinod Nautiyal and his students.


My Passage to India, Stage 1: The British Museum in London, England

Friday August 14, 2015

Dr. Bernard Means, VMNH Research Associate and Director of the VCU Virtual Curation Laboratory, recently traveled to India to HNB Garhwal University in Sinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand State, India to further discussions of 3D artifact scanning and strengthen the relationship between the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL) and Dr. Vinod Nautiyal and his students.


Fabricating the Past

Monday August 3, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Moore discusses producing replicas for the upcoming Exploring Virginia exhibit scheduled to open September 5, 2015.


Brenna Geraghty, Archaeology Summer Intern

Thursday July 30, 2015

What could get a college student excited to leave behind her friends, city, and a summer of relaxation to spend nine weeks in a small town on the opposite side of the state?


Plants and People

Wednesday April 1, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Moore recently gave a presentation, Plants and People, to students in the Roanoke College Honors Program.


Virtual Archaeology Scanning Team from VCU at VMNH

Wednesday March 25, 2015

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.


Native American Village Site in Martinsville/Henry County

Monday March 23, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Moore assists in the archaeological survey at a Native American village site in the Martinsville/Henry County area.


Washing Rocks

Wednesday March 4, 2015

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.


STEM Day at PHCC

Thursday November 13, 2014

VMNH Staff present activity on climate change at the PHCC STEM Day.


Here’s what happens when a group of museum people have a pig roast…..

Tuesday September 9, 2014

Prepping animal skeletons for the reference collection involves several steps – defleshing, dermestids, degreasing, and final cleaning.


Lynchburg College Summer Residential Governor's School Visits VMNH

Monday July 14, 2014

The Research & Collections division at VMNH recently hosted approximately 160 students from the Lynchburg College Summer Residential Governor's School Program in Mathematics, Science, and Technology.


Day of Archaeology 2014

Friday July 11, 2014

Archaeologists from all over the world share what they are doing on the Day of Archeology.


Zooarchaeology Class at VMNH

Wednesday June 25, 2014

A 5-day zooarchaeology lab course is being offered by Dr. Elizabeth Moore at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.


You Call THIS Archaeology?

Monday June 2, 2014

Let’s get real about fictional archaeologists.


It’s a Hard-Knock Life

Wednesday May 7, 2014

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.


An Update on the Canid Skull

Wednesday April 30, 2014

Closer examination of the canid (dog/wolf) skull currently being reconstructed at VMNH shows butchering scars on the cranium.


VMNH “Figures” Prominently in Recent Publication

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Check out the latest issue of the ASV Quarterly Bulletin – how many places figures or photos contain VMNH labs or specimens?


A Whirlwind Week for Archaeology at VMNH

Monday March 24, 2014

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.


The Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference Snowbound Adventure

Tuesday March 18, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Moore discusses the 44th Annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.


Clams from the Dan River

Thursday March 6, 2014

Drs. Elizabeth Moore and Joe Keiper from VMNH identify dead bivalves collected from the Dan River following the Duke Energy coal ash spill.


We're Gluing Together a Dog Skull

Thursday March 6, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Moore and Ray Vodden are reconstructing a skull of a canid in order to attempt to determine if it is dog or wolf.

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