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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: July 2nd, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

More discoveries at the Elkins Site. All the machine stripping was completed at the Elkins A site this week, and we are beginning to get an overall picture of the layout of this 18th century homestead. As well as the cellar hole, there are now two other structures, plus lots of pits and posts that we cannot […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 25th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Despite baking heat we continue to expose and document archaeological features at the Elkins A site.  The material filling up the cellar hole is now largely removed.  There was a mass of bricks in the southern half of the hole, probably collapse from a chimney.  One nice find from here is an iron pintle: part […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 20th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Mother nature relented this week and gave us some much-needed rain.  This has softened the soil and made much clearer the color and texture changes that are so critical to dissecting and understanding the site.  We have placed sheets of black plastic over the machine-cleared areas to retain the moisture as much as possible.  Progress […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 14th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The Elkins Archaeology site has begun excavations, and after the first week of work there are some amazing finds.  The first week of excavation has produced a good range of 18th century artifacts similar in type and distribution to those recovered during the earlier Phase II work.   One spectacular artifact was found.  This is a copper […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 5th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Greetings and Salutations, Let me begin by introducing myself David S. Clarke DelDOT Archaeologist Department of Transportation P.O. Box 778-800 Bay Road Dover, DE 19903 Phone: (302) 760-2271 Fax: (302) 739-8282 david.clarke@state.de.us www.archaeology.deldot.gov Ok now that we’ve gotten the formalities out of the way, I want to welcome the world to the US Route 301 […]


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