Tag Archives: Fairfax County

Archaeology and Fairfax’s 275th

As part of Fairfax County’s 275th Anniversary celebration, the contributions of archaeology are being recognized. Click here or on the image below to see a short video about the 2015 discovery of a Civil War era corduroy road. Advertisements

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Civil War Archaeology in Fairfax County!!!

Click on the image below for a short story on the Fairfax County Park Authority blog about a recent Civil War discovery in Fairfax County.  CRMPB archaeologists responded and are hoping to use this data to create and interpretive tool … Continue reading

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Collection Inventory and the Stories behind the Parks

By Alexandra Parker – Archaeological Collections Assistant “We were not allowed to have lights. The windows were covered with quilts and blankets to prevent our signaling to the Confederate troops…my mother was warned that if a single ray of light … Continue reading

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New Faces…Welcome!

Snow showers, high winds, and bitter wind chills kept the field team inside today.  But, that was probably for the best.  Not only is there a ton of lab work, but eight new volunteers came in today for orientation!  All … 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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Caring for Archaeological Collections

by Jennifer Torres* – Archaeological Collections Assistant  Collections management is defined as the process to document and care for museum collections. Often, this includes documenting all objects, ensuring the preservation of such documentation for the future, housing objects in a proper … Continue reading

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Bird Watching

FCPA Naturalists are keeping an eye out for blackbirds and you can help too.  These birds could be flying around OCPP or other Mason Neck areas.  Please help with this national survey.

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