Archaeology Update: Cataloguing Complete!


Mike Johnson sorts a tray of archaeological material from Chapman’s Mill

Today, after about two years of cataloguing, our amazing crew of volunteer archaeologists, most of whom are members of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia, documented the final item yielded from our shovel test pit survey.  Out of 230 STP’s we estimate that the crew has documented over 15,000 items.  With cataloguing now complete, we move toward analyzing our finds.  Over the next several weeks, we will be looking at prehistoric artifacts, mapping their locations, and determining if there are any patterns to where they were found.

We’re excited to begin this new phase of work and look forward to discovering Thoroughfare Gap’s prehistory.

To learn more about our archaeological work be sure to check out these previous MillingMinutes blogs:

Archaeology at Chapman’s Mill

Archaeology Map

Or check out this recent Northern Virginia Times article:

Digging Up History


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