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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.

Projectile Points- Triangle

by Robin Ramey – CART Assistant Lab Director As the name suggests, triangle projectile points are characterized by their, well, triangular shape. Unlike the point types discussed in previous posts (see Another Local Projectile Point: Morrow Mountain, Projectile Points- Contracting … Continue reading

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CART Lab Holiday Schedule and Winter Weather Protocol

Holidays The office, field and lab are closed on observed county holidays. The lab will be closed Fri Dec 22nd – Tues Dec 26th. Note that the field schedule may be different. Please write the field at cart.volunteers@live.com for information on the field schedule. Winter … Continue reading

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CART Biweekly

For information on volunteering or to sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation, check out our “Help Us” page. Have questions? Contact us.

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Colchester and Fairfax 275th

As part of Fairfax County’s 275th Anniversary celebration, the contributions of archaeology are being recognized. Click here or on the image below to see a short video about the historic Town of Colchester along the Occoquan River.

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Lead Shot

by Avery Jones – CART Archaeological Technician While picking through our water screened soil samples from Feature 5, we have found a great deal of lead shot. Had we not taken the extra time to bag and process the sediment … Continue reading

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Archaeology and Fairfax’s 275th

As part of Fairfax County’s 275th Anniversary celebration, the contributions of archaeology are being recognized. Click here or on the image below to see a short video about the 2015 discovery of a Civil War era corduroy road.

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Happy Thanksgiving

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Stay tuned in a week for a new blog post and biweekly the week after that. -CART

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