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Projectile Points- Triangle

by Robin Ramey – CART Assistant Lab Director As the name suggests, triangle projectile points are characterized by their, well, triangular shape. Unlike the point types discussed in previous posts (see Another Local Projectile Point: Morrow Mountain, Projectile Points- Contracting … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Stay tuned in a week for a new blog post and biweekly the week after that. -CART

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Climate Change and Archaeology

The Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County, Maryland has produced a great video about the effects of climate change on archaeological sites.  Although Fairfax County is mostly situated in the Piedmont region, our coastal sites are threatened by sea … Continue reading

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A Few Common Archaeological Definitions

Archaeology – the study of human past through material remains. Artifact – an object that has either been created, modified, used or affected by human beings such as projectile points, ceramics, glass, and nails. Context – an artifact’s or feature’s … Continue reading

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Found an Artifact or Site?

by Elizabeth S. Paynter – CART Lab Director Moving any artifact without careful excavation impacts the ability to understand our past. The exact location and direction of an artifact including the depth at which it was found is significant. Other … Continue reading

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CART Bi-Weekly Update

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