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Shaken, Not Stirred – Screening the Midden’s Fill

By Esther White / Director of Archaeology When we’re excavating, one of the popular questions is always, “What do you do with all that dirt?”  The quick answer, “We screen it to recover artifacts” isn’t quite the whole story.  The … Continue reading

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Eighteenth-century Bedazzling!

By Eleanor Breen / Project Manager, Archaeological Collections Online One of the most intriguing artifacts to be excavated and analyzed from the South Grove Midden is this very fine metal-wrapped silk thread.  Archaeologists working in features like an open-air midden … Continue reading

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“All the Small Things”

By Anna Dempsey / Anthropology Major / Third Year / University of Virginia I’m the lucky intern who was funded this summer thanks to the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP).  This program provides funding for non-profit organizations like Mount … Continue reading

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