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
by Colleen Boyle – CART Archaeological Technician The glassware industry has existed for millennia. The first true glass objects were beads originating in Egypt or Mesopotamia.  Recognizable forms of glass tablewares common today have roots in fifteenth century Venice. The … Continue reading
by Jean Cascardi – Archaeological Crew Chief It has been some time since any CART archaeologists have been to Colchester to excavate. If you have been following our blog and weekly updates, you know that most of the winter saw the … Continue reading
Friends of Fairfax County Archaeology and Cultural Resources held an excellent event today at the James Lee Center in Falls Church. Great speakers including CRMPB’s own John Rutherford and Sheila Larkin Koons.
Part I: Process by Erica D’Elia – Assistant Laboratory Director If you received CART’s Biweekly Updates you probably heard us mention cross-mending. We didn’t have a lot of space there to explain why this process is so important. So, as … Continue reading
Today is the Friends of Fairfax County Archaeology and Cultural Resources symposium at Gunston Hall! What’s that, couldn’t make it to the old Mason place? No problem. CART is there and will be tweeting the event @CARTArchaeology, #FOFA_Gunston2015. Sure to be … Continue reading
by Kayla Marciniszyn – Field Archaeologist Tobacco played an important role in the development of Colonial Virginia. The tobacco plant requires very rich, sandy soils and exhausts the soil very quickly; an abundance of land and labor are required for tobacco … Continue reading