Famous Last Words

“This should be quick and easy,” Chris said as MTUs were laid out and started on the east side of site.  And so it seemed it would be, until Megan found a buried cultural horizon under what was first thought to be subsoil.  “Might not want to close that test quite yet,” She said.  And, sure enough all the tests kept going and going….

 Here is Robin trying to get to the bottom of the test and actually find intact soils.

And here’s Megan nearly falling into her MTU.

A meter of artifact bearing horizons and it was physically impossible to keep going.  What happened at this place.  “Quick and easy?”   Right.


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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