by Jean Cascardi – Archaeology Crew Chief Two weeks ago, we discussed archaeological features. This week’s blog is going to focus on the archaeological methodology we employ to define, excavate, and interpret features on archaeological sites. The first indication of an … Continue reading
by Jean Cascardi – Archaeology Crew Chief On this blog and in our bi-weekly updates we frequently discuss specific archaeological features that CART has discovered on sites across the county. Currently, the team is working diligently at excavating “Feature 5,” … Continue reading
Our Stories and Perspectives, the official blog of the Fairfax County Park Authority, is highlighting CART’s recent work at Ash Grove in Tysons. Click the picture to see the article!
Jean is having a good time trying to interpret a new feature exposed at Enyedi Property. Doing a head stand into a feature always makes for fun excavation!!
After about a month of careful excavation and usually more questions than answers, Kayla has just finished a unit in the area above the large black stain (Feature 92). This feature contains many oysters shells, burnt wood, and smoking pipes, … Continue reading
So, as this stage of fieldwork at Colchester is winding down, we thought it would be interesting to look back at one of our more iconic Features, the “GMU Foundation,” the a.k.a. the “Morris Pound Foundation, a.k.a the “blue slate … Continue reading
Feature 86 at 44FX0704 is a linear brick feature. Could this be a brick wall for the structure, or a foundation for the chimney base? The orientation and extent is unknown at this point, but with the help of Dennis and … Continue reading
Large mammal bones excavated from Feature 82. These along with other bones recovered from the feature will be sent to a specialist for analysis to determine species. Some of the small fish scales, fish bones and gastropod shells recovered … Continue reading
Progress is being made at 44FX0704. Feature 82 the dark soil area, is being excavated with lots of animal bone and other domestic artifacts, from food processing. Artifacts include pig, cow and fish bone and wine bottle fragments. More feature … Continue reading
We have commented in earlier posts on the high water table at the town site. Today we got back to the site for the first time in a while. Despite more than a week without rain, the table actually remains … Continue reading