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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.

Rhenish Stoneware

by Kayla  Marciniszyn – Assistant Archaeological Laboratory Director Rhenish is arguably one of the most durable salt-glazed stonewares produced in the colonial period  (1607-1776). As the name suggests, the ware was manufactured in the Rhineland region of Germany and imported into England … Continue reading

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CART Bi Weekly Update

16 June 2017

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The Ball Clay Tobacco Pipe

by Haley Hoffman – Archaeological Field and Lab Technician One common type of artifact recovered by CART during excavations around the county is the clay pipe. Colonial pipes are typically made of ball clay, a kaolinitic sedimentary clay containing varying … Continue reading

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CART Bi-Weekly Update

2 June 2017

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Cast Iron Kettle

by Samantha Woodstock – Archaeological Technician Recently we have found several parts to multiple cast iron kettles. In two areas of the site, we recovered two different lugs/handles, a leg, and parts of a kettle’s body representing at least two, … Continue reading

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CART Bi-Weekly Update

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Mason Neck Eagle Festival

Please join CART at the Festival on 20 May at the Mason Neck State Park. CART along with many other organizations will have tables of information about natural and cultural elements of the area.  The Park is located on Mason Neck in … Continue reading

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