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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: May 2nd, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Alternative Mitigation of the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111)  April, 2014 One of the things archaeologists are interested in is what archaeological sites can tell us about how people organized their space. We took a look at where the wells in our sample were located to see how far they were from the nearest buildings or […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 25th, 2014 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Update for the Levels Road-Rumsey Polk Site Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Eighteenth-century occupants of the Rumsey/Polk Tenant/Prehistoric Site (CRS # N-14492; 7NC-F-112) in St. George’s Hundred near Middletown may not have been at the top of the food chain. They struggled to protect themselves with hunting, trapping, and laws providing bounties for […]


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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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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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Chance Of Freezing Rain Between 30 Percent and 40 Percent

Written on: January 4th, 2014 in Alert MessagesElkton RoadEllendaleGeorgetownI-95 Delaware Toll PlazaI95/SR1 InterchangeIndian River Inlet BridgeKentMilfordMillsboroNew CastleRoute 1Route 26Route 40Route 54SafetySussexUS113US301Weather Related Notices

Freezing rain could affect Delaware roads Sunday morning. According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, New Castle County faces a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of freezing rain between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. Kent County faces a 30 percent chance of freezing rain between 12 a.m. and early morning. And Sussex County faces […]


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DelDOT Scaling Back Road Crews Overnight

Written on: January 3rd, 2014 in Alert MessagesElkton RoadEllendaleGeorgetownI-95I-95 Delaware Toll PlazaI95/SR1 InterchangeIndian River Inlet BridgeKentMilfordMillsboroNew CastleRailroad CrossingsRoute 1Route 26Route 40Route 54SafetySussexUS113US301Weather Related Notices

As darkness and dropping temperatures slowed progress, the Delaware Department of Transportation scaled back road-clearing crews in New Castle County shortly after sunset. DelDOT will reduce road-clearing crews in Kent County at 8 p.m. and will reduce road-clearing crews in Sussex County at 9 p.m. Partial crews will remain on duty throughout the night to monitor […]


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Snowfall Ending; Hazardous Conditions Remain #snowDE

Written on: January 3rd, 2014 in Alert MessagesElkton RoadEllendaleGeorgetownI-95I-95 Delaware Toll PlazaI95/SR1 InterchangeIndian River Inlet BridgeKentMilfordMillsboroNew CastleRailroad CrossingsRoute 1Route 26Route 40Route 54SafetySussexUS113US301Weather Related Notices

As of 4:30 a.m., the National Weather Service reports that steady precipitation is ending. No new accumulation is expected, although snow flurries could linger for a couple of hours. Temperatures might drop as low as 0 as the day progresses. Temperatures well below freezing and high winds will likely contribute to hazardous driving conditions. Snowfall […]


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