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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 25th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Cardon-Holton Site 7NC-F-128 (Hunter Research, Inc.) Analysis is underway on the data from the Cardon-Holton site 7NC-F-128.  Hunter Research, Inc. is currently working with a range of specialists to explore different types of material recovered in the excavations. The most exciting information to date comes from the preliminary examination of the wood recovered from the […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 10th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

In the course of researching African American life in St. Georges Hundred for the Dale site alternative mitigation, the Louise Berger Group came across the probate records of Thomas Bayard, who died in 1864. Bayard was a farmer who lived just east of Odessa, Delaware, a prosperous man who owned a dozen horses, an “old pleasure carriage,” […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 4th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Alternative Mitigation of the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111), February, 2014 This month we’re continuing in our analysis of well data in Delaware, taking a look at well depth and the local water table. Perhaps one of the most salient characteristics of the wells in our sample is that many of them are very shallow. None […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 4th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

This past weekend Dovetail assisted the Archaeological Society of Delaware (ASD) and the Delaware Department of Transportation with an artifact display at the Annual Gem Mineral and Fossil show in Newark, Delaware. The show was hosted by a wonderful group of people from the Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc http://www.delminsociety.net/ Although the show’s primary focus was […]


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DelDOT Ready For ‘Most Significant Winter Weather Event Of The Season.’

Written on: March 2nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Dover – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Winter Storm Warning in Delaware, effective 9 p.m. Sunday night through 4p.m. on Monday, for what is being characterized by NWS officials as the “most significant winter weather event of the season.” The forecast predicts snow accumulations of more than six inches, with the greatest amounts […]


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DelDOT Prepared To Work Through The Night

Written on: February 4th, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Dover – Snow and ice are expected to arrive again tonight, and DelDOT crews in New Caste and Kent Counties are prepared to work through the night to make the roads as safe as possible for the morning rush hour. In Sussex County, crews will not report for work this evening, but supervisors will remain […]


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DelDOT Crews Remain On The Job

Written on: February 3rd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

While Delaware did not receive as much snow as was forecast, with the steady precipitation and the prospect of freezing temperatures tonight will keep DelDOT crews in Kent and New Castle counties remain on the job tonight, plowing and spreading salt. Because temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 20 degrees tonight, there […]


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DelDOT Prepares For Possible Snow

Written on: February 2nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Dover — Crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation will be working well before dawn tomorrow, in response to the possible 4-6″ of snow that Delaware might receive in the morning. While these plans may be adjusted if the forecast changes, or if we receive more or less snow than anticipated, below are the county-by-county […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: January 27th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Alternative Mitigation of the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111) We have collected data from more than 50 well features excavated in Delaware, and this month at Versar we’re blogging about the beginnings of our data analysis. We have collected dozens of different attributes (such as depth and lining material), and our task now is to look […]


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What To Do If You Get Stuck

Written on: January 22nd, 2014 in Alert MessagesSafetyWeather Related Notices

Due to ice and drifting snow, the Delaware Department of Transportation advises motorists to stay off of Delaware roads. But, if anyone must venture out into dangerous conditions, he or she should know what to do if his or her vehicle becomes hopelessly stuck. The AAA offers this advice: Turn on your hazard lights. Call […]


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