To prepare for snow later this week, DelDOT will pretreat New Castle roads today. Pretreatment in Kent and Sussex will begin Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service predicts that 1 to 4 inches of snow will fall on Delaware roads Thursday and Friday. DelDOT is watching the weather closely.
Written on: December 31st, 2013 in Weather Related Notices
Rain and / or snow may affect Delaware roads later this week. Expect news and advice here.
Alternative Mitigation of the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111). This month at Versar we’re blogging about an example 3D cut-away model of an 18th or early 19th-century well found in New Castle County. Part of our task in examining the archaeological record of wells excavated across Delaware is to prepare 3D models that help show what […]
Analysis of Burials from the Elkins Site (7NC–G–174) The analysis of the human skeletal remains recovered from the Colonial era Elkins site in New Castle County by Hunter Research. Inc., is well underway at the University of Montana. Under the supervision of Professor Ashley McKeown, several graduate research assistants have been collecting data from the […]
For the past two weeks Hunter Research has been testing a predictive model developed for the identification of physical remains of early roads in the Delaware landscape: in this case one of the late 17th century Cart Roads, probably laid out by Augustine Herrman and certainly in place by 1740. We have termed it the […]
Over the past 20 years, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has used cutting edge methods to look for and to study archaeological sites in Delaware. One method is analysis of a site’s soil chemistry (also known as soil geochemistry analysis). By specifically looking at the concentration and pattern of certain elements from soil samples […]
Dovetail is currently working through the vast Houston-LeCompt (7NC-F-139) artifact assemblage. The lab staff has completed washing the Phase II artifacts and has begun cataloging. In just the first few days of cataloging, we have discovered many new treasures to add to the substantial collection of noteworthy artifacts recovered at this site. Among the extravagant personal […]
As we noted in one of our earlier blog entries, the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111) was excavated by archaeologists from Richard Grubb and Associates in 2011. As a result of their evaluation study, the Grubb researchers determined the site to be eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. One of the features […]
Skeletal Analysis of Burials from the Elkins Site (7NC-G-174) The unmarked burials were excavated to avoid destruction from the US Route 301 highway project, and the discovery and analysis are being conducted in accordance with state law. The human skeletal remains recovered from five burials associated with the Elkins Site are in the process of […]