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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: November 9th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Flotation Sample Well, November started out on a good note for Hunter Research, Inc.  The Elkins B site survived Hurricane Sandy and with each and every shovel full of soil from our cellar hole we are finding new and interesting artifacts which help us to better understand the folks who lived on this property […]


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Video – US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: November 1st, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Greetings from Armstrong-Rogers! The crew worked hard this week to examine features uncovered during our backhoe work. We are continuing to learn a lot about this great site and are refining our interpretations with every stroke of the trowel. The stone and brick foundation has been cleaned to reveal a square outbuilding with a brick […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: November 1st, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Hunter Research, Inc. has moved on to the Elkins B site 7NC-G-174, CRS# N14524.    https://deldot.gov/archaeology/Elkins/brochure/ElkinsOnePageHandout.pdf We started Data Recovery investigations with screening of additional sample plowzone units located over the cellar hole which was discovered during the Phase II investigations.  A sleeve link (now more correctly termed a “linked button” in the light of recent […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 31st, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Native American Pit Feature Wow, the beginning of the Elkins B cellar hole has not been a disappointment for the crew from Hunter Research, Inc.!  We started with the darker soils across the north end of the cellar hole removing between four and six inches.  We have recovered close to two thousand historic artifacts from the […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 26th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Members of Cub Scout Pack 285 read the site poster before their tour. What a great week at the Armstrong-Rogers site! During our last field session, a backhoe was used to strip off the topsoil from the site core. Now is the good part! We get to start digging into the amazing features we […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 19th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Overview Photo of Stripped Area from Route 301/72. So what happened to the warm weather? Despite a little rain and a lot of wet feet, the Dovetail team continued to work on the Armstrong-Rogers site this past week. Our task? Removing the topsoil from the site core to expose subsurface features. We already knew […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 19th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Well, well, well.  On the final day of fieldwork at the Rumsey/Polk site, we excavated a deep well.  The upper parts of the well , also known as Feature 10, were dug down 5 feet  by hand until we reached a layer of lime chunks that were tossed into the abandoned well. The upper […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 11th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Join us as we celebrate National Archaeology Day on October 20th at the Armstrong-Rogers Site.  Sponsored by the Archaeological Society of America, National Archaeology Day is a chance for folks to visit sites, see archaeologists at work in the field and in the lab, and to learn more about archaeology and the its importance!  The Armstrong-Rogers […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 4th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The main event this week at the Bird-Houston site was well digging day, we used a backhoe to help us dig deeper into our wells than we had been able to dig by hand. We have three wells on the site, and we used a different approach for each.  Of the two wells on the […]


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Video – US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 2nd, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Welcome back! Archaeological work continued at the Armstrong-Rogers site last week, with the team from Dovetail completing their test units and identifying several exciting features. The video clip below features Kerri Barile, Dovetail’s President, discussing the history of the site, the archaeological process, and the next steps of the investigation. In particular, note the condition […]


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