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Lucy Treado, Research and Collections Technician, discusses her work in the VMNH Archaeology Department.
Dr. Elizabeth Moore recently gave a presentation, Plants and People, to students in the Roanoke College Honors Program.
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.
Prepping animal skeletons for the reference collection involves several steps – defleshing, dermestids, degreasing, and final cleaning.
Closer examination of the canid (dog/wolf) skull currently being reconstructed at VMNH shows butchering scars on the cranium.