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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.

Flashback Friday: English Brown Stoneware and the Excise Stamp

by Elizabeth S Paynter and Christopher Sperling Remember this? This drinking vessel fragment was discovered at Old Colchester Park and Preserve and was featured in a 2016 post about English Brown Stoneware. Note the oval stamp with “WR” and crown … Continue reading

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Links: Archaeological Data Fairfax Covid-19 Information

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Selby Bay/Fox Creek Projectile Point

by Brittany Blanchard – Archaeological Technician In the C.A.R.T. lab, archaeologists analyze relatively small stone tools that were formed to have a sharp tip and are often referred to colloquially as arrowheads. While the term is commonly used by the … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones Works from Home

by Elizabeth S. Paynter – Heritage Resource Specialist & CART Lab Director On March 30th, the Governor of Virginia issued a temporary stay at home order in response to Covid-19. The Archaeology and Collections Branch (ACB) offices and labs at … Continue reading

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Fairfax County Covid-19 Updates –

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Don’t Lose Your Marbles!

by Elizabeth S Paynter – CART Lab Director As we head into the unprecedented together, the CART thought you might enjoy information about marbles. We can’t give expert advice on how to keep your marbles, but the archaeological team has … Continue reading

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