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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 10th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Post from DelDOT Archaeologist David Clarke December 10, 2012 Last Thursday at the Noxon’s Tenancy site, we hosted a class of Sixth Graders from Dagsboro. They toured the site, saw some of our best artifacts, heard a little talk about how archaeologists learn about the past, and then helped us screen. We divided them into groups […]


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Video – US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 5th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

A final hello from the Armstrong-Rogers site! In the video below, Dovetail President Kerri Barile highlights some of the great findings of the 9-week long excavation. Although it was determined that the main house site had been destroyed decades earlier, the team uncovered several outbuildings used throughout the farmstead’s period of occupation, from the 1730s […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: December 3rd, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Noxon Tenancy, 7NC-F-133 Feature Excavation – Over the last two weeks (excluding Thanksgiving) Berger has focused on Feature excavation.  Excavation of Feature 1 is now complete.  The feature proved to be highly irregular. It looks more like two adjacent three throws than a structure.  Feature 1 produced 569 historic artifacts and 578 pieces of […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: November 19th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Small Bowl or Porringer from the Noxon Tenancy   This week we finished stripping the topsoil from the Noxon Tenancy Site and started working on our features. Before archaeologists dig into a feature, it is always photographed, mapped, and drawn.  So we made a careful map of the site, took the necessary pictures, and then […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: November 14th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Excavation of the cellar hole at the Elkins B site by Hunter Research, Inc. continues to produce a wealth of artifacts and information as we proceed towards the floor.  Items of interest thus far this week are a small lead bird shot, a host of faunal remains (including fish scales), a thimble and a half […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: November 14th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The crew from the Louis Berger Group is back in the field in Delaware, this time at the Noxon Tenant Site. The Noxon Tenancy is a small farm site dating to around 1750, in a field not far from Armstrong Corners. Since this spot was part of a huge property belonging to a wealthy speculator, […]


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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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