Getting to Know the Artifacts II

Buckley-Type found at Colchester

While the field crew is presenting papers at the Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference (MAACs), the lab is holding down the fort.

Historic Ceramics:   The last post on “Getting to Know the Artifacts” highlighted JefPat’s Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland.  It’s a wealth of information on ceramics such as the Buckley-Type ware.

Another excellent website is Historical Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH).  The ceramic types webpage is:  http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/histarch/gallery_types/type_list.asp

Jackfield-Type found at Colchester
Jackfield-Type is exciting to find on any site because the period of production is a short date range. Read more details about Jackfield on the Historical Archaeology at the FLMNH website.
Savannah River Point, Quartzite found at Colchester

Prehistoric Lithics:  Many good websites exist that help identify prehistoric projectile points. One such website is Virginia’s own Department of Historic Resources (VDHR). The website describes attributes of both lithic types and projectile points. VDHR’s Native American Comparative Collections: http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/arch_DHR/archaeo_lpc.htm

See you next time on “Getting to Know the Artifacts”
Special thanks to Robin for the photos!
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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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