Day 25 of Virginia Archaeology Month

This picture reminds us that it’s all about the data!

 

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Day 24 of Virginia Archaeology Month

Today’s installment from the Fairfax County Park Authority highlights the small artifacts picked from water screen processed soils.  We water screen a lot of dirt here and this is the reason.  Picking through can be a monotonous task.  But, we often find straight pins and glass beads.  Commonly associated with women and/or African Americans, sometimes the water screen pickings give us the only evidence of their presence.  This is also how we often find small pieces of lead shot, fish bone, and seeds.  All of these things help form a better picture of people lived their lives on the sites we excavate.

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Virginia Archaeology Month

Colchester has just started to reveal its secrets.

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Virginia Archaeology Month

The next installment!

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Day 21 of Virginia Archaeology Month

Science!

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Happy Archaeology Day

And, day 20 of Virginia Archaeology Month.

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Day 19 of Virginia Archaeology Month

The FCPA’s daily tweet highlights one of our many excellent volunteers.  Thanks to all of you!!!

 

 

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