the virtual past

Marion has been busy in the lab recreating the landscape of the port town of Colchester.  This rendering is slightly more accurate than before, due to her hard work to create elevations using ArcGIS with a topo map from 1920.  Modern landform modifications are removed, like the drainage ditches near the modern Yacht Club towards the south side of town.  The buildings are placed on town lots according to deeds and other historic records, and from CART archaeology over the past 3 years.



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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