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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: July 1st, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Update on the Dale African American archaeological site: Samuel Dale’s Strange “Manumission,” 1854 The Samuel Dale who owned the Dale Site lived as a free man for most of his life. Born in 1791, he first appeared in the census as a free man in 1810. He was counted as a free man every ten […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: June 27th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Versar, Inc. has begun the work of writing up the Polk Tenant Site (7NC-F-111) identified in 2009 and then carefully excavated by the archaeologists at Richard Grubb and Associates.  The site includes the archaeological remains of a tenant or farm worker’s house that may have been part of the nearby C. Polk Estate.  It is […]


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Video – US Route 301 Warwick Site Archaeology Update 3

Written on: May 29th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Watch as Michael Carmody, Archaeologist, from Dovetail Cultural Resource Group gives a final update on the excavations at the Warwick Native American Archaeology site.


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: May 21st, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

On May 3, representatives from the Maryland Historic Trust (MHT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) visited the Warwick Site.  Planned improvements to Route 301 led to the excavation of the site, and, in turn, to coordination with various state and federal agencies.  Near the Warwick Site, Route 301 […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: May 14th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Phase III fieldwork at the Warwick Site ended on May 9th, with the completion of 33 test units.  Fifty-nine square meters, or roughly 635 square feet, were excavated during the Phase I through III fieldwork.  All artifacts have been returned to the lab for cleaning and detailed analysis.  The artifacts will be measured, weighed, and […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: May 14th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The previous post characterized the Warwick Site as a way station where small groups monitored game trails, sharpened tools, and consumed packed snacks, locally available foods, or both; ongoing excavation of the Warwick Site has reinforced this assessment.  Nevertheless, the more robust view of the spatial distribution of artifacts across the site revealed by newly […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: May 6th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The next task in the ongoing study of the Dale Site is to make write a detailed report on the archaeological findings. Looking back over the work that we did, one of the most interesting items was the geophysical study we made of the site. Archaeologists are always looking for new ways to find out […]


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Video – US Route 301 Warwick Site Archaeology Update 1

Written on: May 3rd, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Watch as Mike Klein, Archaeologist, from Dovetail Cultural Resource Group discusses the excavations at the Warwick Native American Archaeology site for the US RT 301 project.


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Video – US Route 301 Warwick Site Archaeology Update 2

Written on: May 3rd, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Watch as Michael Carmody, Archaeologist, from Dovetail Cultural Resource Group gives an update on the excavations at the Warwick Native American Archaeology site.


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: May 3rd, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Continuing work at the Warwick Site completed the excavation of roughly half of the open units. Plowing, among other processes, appears to have obliterated any evidence for structures, hearths, or storage pits.  For the most part, artifacts occurred in the plow zone and the uppermost portion of the subsoil.  Below that depth, artifact density dropped […]


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