In 3D

3D scan of flintlock gun hammer/cock scanned with Go!Scan 50 Scanner.

As noted in our most recent CART Biweekly, last month Dr. Bernard Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory at the Virginia Commonwealth University, 3D scanned and animated some of Fairfax County’s recently excavated artifacts. In 2014, Dr. Means scanned a spigot that we discovered at Old Colchester Park and Preserve. (See post on Rotating Spigot!)

A number of items were scanned including the flintlock gun hammer/cock pictured here. (See the CART bi-weekly Update from 22 September 2017 that includes a picture of the gun hammer still dirty from the field.)

To view the scanned and animated Fairfax County Park Authority artifacts, visit

Photograph of oxidized iron flintlock gun hammer/cock.


About cartarchaeology

We are the County Archaeological Research Team, part of the Archaeology and Collections Branch, Resource Management Division, Fairfax County Park Authority. We are tasked with understanding and managing the cultural resources on Park land throughout Fairfax County.
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