Category Archives: Artifacts

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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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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Smithsonian Exhibit

Pieces of Fairfax County history are part of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Beads recovered at a slave dwelling within Fairfax County are on display at the Smithsonian’s Objects of Wonder exhibit.  More information about the … Continue reading

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