Discovering a Little More

Pipe bowl stamped with TD found recently at Old Colchester.

Old Colchester Park and Preserve has several archaeological sites. The pipe bowl above was recently recovered from the site that CART unofficially refers to as “cemetery.” While there is a cemetery, we are not excavating any of the actual cemetery. The area we were most recently digging was a large structure and outbuilding, most likely a detached kitchen that doubled as slave housing, with a cemetery in close proximity.

Pipe Bowl with "TD" stamped on it

Pipe Bowl with “TD” stamped on it found in 2011.

Do you remember the pipe that we excavated in 2011? It was recovered from the same site. In fact both were excavated from within or near the outbuilding.

See also Cool Finds from 44FX0704 and White Clay Tobacco Pipe.

For more information on the site:
GPR at 0704
Helping Hands
Intern’s Experience with Creamware
New Finds
Meat the Features of 0704…First Course

 

Even Further Reading:
CART Archaeology’s The Ball Clay Tobacco Pipe,
Drayton Hall’s What is it?
Mt. Vernon’s ‘The Best Kind of Long Ones:’ Tobacco Pipes from the Midden
Odyssey’s Virtual Museum’s Clay Tobacco Pipe – TD style

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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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