Tag Archives: Colonial

Independence and Liberty

by Elizabeth S Paynter – CART Lab Director This 1787 Connecticut Copper is part of our Fairfax County collection. It was recovered from a suspected slave site in the western part of the county. While difficult to see the details … Continue reading

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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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Manganese-Mottled

by Elizabeth Paynter – CART Lab Director Manganese-mottled ceramics became popular in the late 17th century and reduced in popularity by the middle 18th century. They were produced in both Staffordshire, England and Buckley, Wales. The yellowish to brownish lead … Continue reading

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Artifact Highlight: Jackfield

by Kayla Marciniszyn – CART Assistant Lab Director Jackfield is a refined red earthenware that was first developed sometime in the 1740s and reached its peak popularity in the 1750s and 1760s. Jackfield is known for its thin walls, lustrous … Continue reading

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Digging through the Little Things

by Emiko Takeuchi – Archaeological Laboratory Volunteer I was looking forward to getting back to work this morning as the bags which I was handling yesterday had some interesting materials: small pieces of glass and porcelain among tiny snails and shattered quartz … 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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Symposium Recap

FOFA sponsored and Gunston Hall hosted a great symposium yesterday.  The lineup of speakers addressed a wide range of important topics and highlighted a number of important sites in the Chesapeake.  Here is a brief recap: Scott Strickland spoke about … Continue reading

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