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A Glimpse Into the Past

Wednesday September 30, 2015

Lucy Treado, Research and Collections Technician, discusses her work in the VMNH Archaeology Department.

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.

Life and Death on a Farm

Tuesday February 10, 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.