"Mason" Foundation

Today was a fun day for the C.A.R.T. crew.  Saturated soils drove the prehistoric crew from the field, so after a communal nacho feast for lunch to celebrate Aimee’s birthday and Sean’s acceptance to grad school, all us us went out to further expose the “Mason” Foundation.   This stone masonry foundation was first identified in the 1980s by George Mason university and attributed to to the Morris Pound occupation at the Town of Colchester.

Some Herculean measures occurred.  Megan provided counterbalance for Jon’s saw-work and sacrificed her tailbone in the successful effort.  Luckily the sand placed by GMU cushioned the fall.

 And, just as the rains started to drive us from the field, we found the ultimate archaeo-fact: a message from archaeologists past.  The GMU excavators left us a time capsule.  Surprise end to excellent day!

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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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