Category Archives: Artifacts

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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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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Another Local Projectile Point – Morrow Mountain

by Elizabeth Paynter – Archaeological Lab Director A projectile point type that can be found in Fairfax County is the Morrow 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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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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