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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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Delawareans working together!

Written on: October 18th, 2012 in General

It’s amazing how much can be done when Delawareans work together. On Saturday, October 20, many Delawareans are expected to volunteer by picking up trash from their local roadways. https://deldot.gov/home/newsroom/release.shtml?id=4504


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Route 26 Working Group Meeting Minutes – Meeting #1

Written on: October 15th, 2012 in Route 26

Attached is the link to the minutes of the first meeting of the Route 26 Working Group 2012-09-24 – SR-26 Working Group Minutes –


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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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SR-26 Working Group Meeting #1 Presentation

Written on: October 11th, 2012 in Route 26

On September 24, 2012, the first Working Group Meeting of the Route 26 Project was held at the South Costal Library in Bethany Beach, Delaware.  During this first working group an explanation of the project was given to members by the design team.  The attached Power Point was presented to explain the project in detail. […]


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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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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: October 1st, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Archaeologists have great fun uncovering information in the ground, but historians get to uncover hidden information in the written record.  Primary source records—deeds, federal census records, court records, probate record, historic maps, warrants and surveys, mortgages and tax assessments—all shed light on the people that lived on these sites.  The Delaware Public Archives held a […]


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Video – US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: September 25th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The end has arrived! This was Dovetail’s final week at the Houston-LeCompt site, and what a glorious week it was. We finished excavation at the house cellar, explored our three wells, and took some amazing aerial images capturing the site. All in all, our two-month effort has resulted in an astounding amount of data on […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: September 24th, 2012 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Greetings from our new adventure, the Armstrong-Rogers site! On Wednesday, September 19th, archaeologists from Dovetail Cultural Resource Group commenced our data recovery on this eighteenth-nineteenth century historic site. Research indicates that the property was owned by the Armstrong family from 1739 until 1824 and the Rogers clan from 1824 through the 1850s. Tenant farmers then […]


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