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Another Local Projectile Point – Marrow Mountain

by Elizabeth Paynter – Archaeological Lab Director A projectile point type that can be found in Fairfax County is the Marrow Mountain I projectile point. This point has broad triangle shaped blade with a short contracting stem that is somewhat … Continue reading

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Now that we found a feature, what do we do?

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

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Archaeological Features

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

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CART Bi-Weekly Update

30 June 2017

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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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