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Video – US Route 301 Archaeology Update (Houston-LeCompt Site Lab Process)

Written on: April 10th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Howdy all, here is another great video from the folks at Dovetail Cultural Resources Group. Take a peek to see Kerry Gonzalez (Laboratory Manager) explain the process artifacts go through in the lab once they come out of the ground from the Houston LeCompt site.


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 7th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

After months of behind the scenes efforts, Hunter Research, Inc. is able to announce the discovery of a small unmarked cemetery at the Elkin site.  The State of Delaware has specific laws regulating the discovery of unmarked human remains.  A discussion of these laws can be found at the Department of State Division of Historical […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 7th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

The lab at Dovetail has been very busy this month working through the large Houston-LeCompt collection. To date all of Phase I artifacts are washed and we have started cleaning Phase II materials and continue cataloging the Phase III collection. It was this process that spawned the idea of participating in the ‘Small Finds’ session […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 7th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Sometimes you wind up the fieldwork on an archaeological site with firm ideas about what you found, then get into the lab, look over your artifacts and change your mind. Work on an archaeological site is never really finished. Even when the original excavators are dead, somebody may decide to go through the notes and […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: March 7th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Lab Work The Route 301 archaeological project is abuzz with excitement this week as numerous archaeologists, including Michael Gall and Ilene Grossman-Bailey of Richard Grubb & Associates, prepare presentations for this week’s Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Michael and Ilene’s presentation will focus on archaeological excavations at the Rumsey/Polk Tenant/Prehistoric Site […]


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Restrictions for lane closures on SR26 to be modified

Written on: February 19th, 2013 in Route 26

In an effort to facilitate ongoing overhead utility relocations, DelDOT has modified the restrictions on lane closures during the peak season for SR26. The peak season begins May 15 and ends September 30. Lane closures during the peak season would normally be restricted to the hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: February 6th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Winter Archaeology Brrr…. It’s  cold outside but  but sometimes archaeologists must work through the winter to  help keep tight project schedules. We still have to get the work done even if we “turn into snowmen.” Work on Route 301 archaeology at Rumsey/Polk site has taken some ingenuity including bundling up really well, the use […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: February 5th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

  Closing Photo of the Noxon Tenancy Site At the end of every archaeological field project comes a long list of chores: the site has to be cleaned up and backfilled, the artifacts all have to be packed up and delivered to the lab, the photographs downloaded from the camera, the photo log digitized, the […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: February 5th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

For the past month Hunter Research has been busy in the lab processing dozens of soil floatation samples, entering information into databases and preparing graphics and End of Fieldwork Summaries for the Cardon-Holton historic site 7NC-F- 128 and the Elkins sites 7NC-G-174.  These sites were evidently not occupied for an extended periods of time and […]


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US Route 301 Archaeology Update

Written on: February 5th, 2013 in Archaeology UpdatesUS301

Kerry González and Adriana Lesiuk Conducting the Weekly Cleaning of Wood from the Houston-LeCompt Wells. During Dovetail’s 2012 summer excavation of the Houston-LeCompt site, 3 wells were uncovered and explored. The wells span the occupation of the site with the first dating to pre-1800, the second to 1800–1865, and the third to 1900–1930s. Initial excavation […]


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