Exciting day with CART

Everything always seems to happen on Friday!  The prehistoric team, with volunteers Don and Alan, found a nice big piece of crushed quartz tempered prehistoric pottery out on Ridge 8 as well as a sweet early stage biface.  Always knew 8 would be fun.

Meanwhile, the historic team with help from John, Cereasa, and Bill (can’t believe next week is your last with us), found a new feature at 44FX0704. It looks like an intact brick masonry foundation wall.

The brickwork is in perfect alignment with Robin’s deep feature, #76, which was originally found during a shovel test survey in 2006.  So far, everything at this site points to a late-eighteenth century terminal date.  This would be in keeping with the abandonment of the original Pohick church, but so far it has a domestic-y feel.  Maybe we will be able to crack this nut with the help of the new finds.

 

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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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