Dr. Elizabeth Moore, VMNH Curator of Archaeology, gave a hands-on presentation on Wednesday to the Massanutten Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia. Attendees learned about ongoing research on the faunal (animal) remains from the Great Neck site in Virginia Beach. The site has yielded large quantities of material to be sorted and identified. This group, like several others across the state, receive training, a set of identified specimens to use as reference, and a large bag of material to sort. They look for things like fish vertebra, teeth, and scales, pieces of crab claw, oyster and clam shell, and more. When finished, their sorted sample will be integrated with other data from the site for analysis and interpretation.

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