Category Archives: Colchester

“Twist” Stems

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. [1]  Recognizable forms of glass tablewares common today have roots in fifteenth century Venice. The … Continue reading

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English Brown Stoneware

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

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FOFA Symposium is Wrapping Up!

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.    

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Vessels versus Sherds: Cross-Mending and Why Does it Matter Anyway?

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

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Symposium Day!!!

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

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Tobacco Production & the Town of Colchester

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

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More Open House Photos – Thanks FOFA!

The Friends of Fairfax County Archaeology  dropped off some Photos from the Open House. Thanks FOFA!

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