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