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CART Bi-Weekly Update

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Happy 4th of July

With the Fourth of July approaching, we thought we would feature an artifact appropriate for the holiday. During recent excavations, CART archaeologists recovered this button.  It has the monogram letters “RA” over the number “2.”  A little bit of research … Continue reading

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Artifact Type Collections

by Elizabeth Paynter – CART Lab Director An artifact type collection is a collection archaeologist’s use for comparison to aid in identification. It is sometimes referred to as a comparative collection. Any artifact that exhibits features that we may want … Continue reading

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CART Bi-Weekly Update

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Tips to Avoid Ticks!

As spring and summer is upon us, a fun video from Fairfax County Health Department: tips to prevent tick bites. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/tick-bite-prevention-music-video    

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Whatever Floats your Artifacts

by Robin Ramey – CART Assistant Lab Director Here at CART we utilize three primary screening methods to recover artifacts: (1) dry screening, (2) water screening, and (3) flotation. While dry screening and water screening are great methods for recovering … Continue reading

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CART Bi-Weekly Update

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