The blog of the County Archaeological Research Team, part of the Archaeology and Collections Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority, conducting ongoing archaeological investigations on Park land across Fairfax County.
Senior Archaeologist Christopher Sperling measures and records information for an archaeological test unit at Old Colchester Park and Preserve. The measurements are necessary to establish the context of artifacts recovered from the site. #digfairfaxpic.twitter.com/eN8rVZE7uk
Archaeology and Collections Branch staff and volunteers excavate units at Old Colchester Park and Preserve. This hands-on field work is the heart and soul of county archaeology. #digfairfaxpic.twitter.com/l7nCUcspwM
Senior Archaeologist Christopher Sperling excavates around a stone foundation at Old Colchester Park and Preserve. The foundation is thought to have been the house of Morris Pound, a vintner in the late-18th century. The second image is a spigot found at the site. #digfairfaxpic.twitter.com/02Png4dWf4
This is a variety of artifacts recovered from a cellar excavation at Old Colchester Park and Preserve. The cellar was a possible tavern just outside the town of Colchester. Note the different types of ceramic. This speaks to a range of possible activities! #digfairfaxpic.twitter.com/aiNCjSI5GS