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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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SR26 Utility Coordination Meeting Minutes

Written on: November 9th, 2012 in Route 26

DelDOT, Delmarva Power, and Verizon met this past Monday to discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the start date of early action utility relocations on SR 26, coordination of relocation work with other ongoing projects, inspection issues and other outstanding issues affecting the bulk of the Mainline relocations. Click here to read the minutes from this […]


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The SR 26 blog – Introducing Project Manager Tom Banez

Written on: November 8th, 2012 in Route 26

Editor’s Note:  DelDOT continues to keep the public informed about The SR 26 construction project.  In this post, we share the biography of SR 26 Project Manager Tom Banez:  Tom Banez has been a resident of Dover, Delaware since 1966, and spent most of his summers in North Bethany.  He graduated from Dover High School in […]


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SR 26 Detour Routes – Update

Written on: November 7th, 2012 in Route 26

The following is an update (as of November 7, 2012) on the detour routes for the SR 26 construction project: Current road closures/restrictions for the SR 26 Detour Project: Burbage Road is closed from Substation Road to Windmill Road; intermittent lane closures on Beaver Dam Road; Burbage Road is expected to open on November 9, […]


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SR 26 Mainline Project

Written on: November 2nd, 2012 in Route 26

DelDOT is currently determining the work hours for the SR 26 Mainline Project, and would like to incorporate night time work hours into the contract, in addition to daytime hours. In doing so, DelDOT is required to seek property owners’ input as to their desire to have the contractor work during night time hours or […]


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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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