Tag Archives: 18th century

Raise a Glass to the New Year!

  We hope you had a wonderful holiday! It seems fitting that at Old Colchester Park and Preserve, we have found a few fragments of the base of stemware. Pictured below, the folded base rims date to about 1680 to … Continue reading

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Intern’s Experience with Creamware

by Samantha Woodstock – Archaeological Intern As a new intern at CART, so far, I have experienced water screening, picking, and then categorizing artifacts that have been found at the Site 44FX0704 at Old Colchester Park and Preserve. To start … Continue reading

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Identifying Artifacts: White Salt-Glazed Stoneware

By Erica D’Elia – Assistant Lab Director One of my favorite types of ceramics is the white salt-glazed stoneware which we have been finding Site 44FX0704 at Colchester. It’s beautiful. (Full disclosure: I wanted this stuff for my table at … Continue reading

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Finding Tin-glaze

by Kayla Marciniszyn – Senior Field and Lab Archaeologist Recent excavations at Site 44FX0704 in the Old Colchester Park and Preserve (OCPP) have unearthed a large number of tin-glazed coarse earthenware sherds. Tin-glazed earthenware, as the name suggests, is a … Continue reading

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In Small(est) Things Forgotten

It may be a beautiful day to be in the field, but it is also an exciting day to be in the lab.  Our hawkeyed volunteer, Emiko, found the smallest bead yet recovered.  Please note, that scale is in millimeters!  … Continue reading

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More Archaeology on the FCPA Blog!

Another article, one written by CART Field Director Megan Veness, has been posted on Our Stories and Perspectives, the official blog of the Fairfax County Park Authority.  The article discusses excavations of an eighteenth century structure that was likely depicted … Continue reading

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“County” Archaeological Research Team???

Well, maybe not yet.  However, CART has been working at another park, the Ash Grove Historic Site.  CART is coordinating with our architectural historians and Park Operations for the preservation of the meathouse at the site.  The wood sill was … Continue reading

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