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More on Eighteenth Century Buttons

by Jean Cascardi – Archaeology Crew Chief The last time we talked about buttons on the blog we briefly discussed the three W’s of the eighteenth century button: Whose clothing were typically made with buttons, what these buttons were typically … Continue reading

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Projectile Points – Contracting Stems

by Elizabeth Paynter – Archaeological Laboratory Director A projectile point stem shape that helps identify and type projectile points is the contracting stem. A contracting stem is simply a stem that tapers (or contracts) towards the base. Contracting stems can … Continue reading

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The City of Pottery Love!

      Recent excavations at a colonial site have uncovered beautiful sherds of Philadelphia Slipware or “Philly Slip” for short. Philadelphia style pottery is often attributed to Henry Piercy, a Philadelphia potter, but since this style has been found … Continue reading

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CART Biweekly Update – 24 March

Link: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/ir035-17.htm Email the lab crew: cartcarchlab@live.com – the field crew: cart.volunteers@live.com

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The CART Bi-Weekly Update – 24 February

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Archaeology Symposium, 4 March 2017

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“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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