Category Archives: Archaeology

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. Advertisements

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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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Pattern Molded Bottle Glass

by Elizabeth Paynter – CART Lab Director Pattern molding is a mix between a hand-blown glass technique and the use of a mold. Unlike when a mold was used to create a bottle form, however, the pattern mold was only … Continue reading

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Case Bottles

by Robin Ramey – CART Assistant Lab Director Case bottles, also known as “case gin” or “taper gin” bottles were square or rectangular glass bottles that were popular in Europe and the New World from the 17th to 19th century. … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Archaeology

The Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County, Maryland has produced a great video about the effects of climate change on archaeological sites.  Although Fairfax County is mostly situated in the Piedmont region, our coastal sites are threatened by sea … Continue reading

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CART Bi-weekly Update

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