By Pamela J. Cressey
Local American artifacts, dated as early as 8,000 B.C., were present in numerous locations round Alexandria, Virginia. the location of a fishing camp, a bustling hub for the export of grain, and a middle of the slave exchange in the course of the early 19th century, Alexandria is wealthy with American artifacts.
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The search for forgotten people still goes on. Excavating new sites and digging through written records will reveal many more stories. 4 Building Partnerships Trained volunteers shake soil through large screens to recover artifacts, bones, seeds, and the smallest items that can be saved. Hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours to Alexandria Archaeology projects each year. I n Alexandria, the city archaeologists take pride in how closely they are involved with community volunteers, teachers, students, real estate developers, and with other scientists.
The mystery was solved some months later when Cressey was browsing at a stall at an antique show. She noticed that most of the old shirts and underwear were missing their buttons. The vendor remarked that she rarely saw old buttons on everyday garments Archaeology students learn how to measure the location of artifacts. They examine an area of trash and oyster shells covering the remains of a shed belonging to George Brooks, a free black man. The shed once housed his horses and cart. alexandria, Virginia / 32 Hundreds of bone buttons were found in the backyard of the Brooks house in Hayti.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1997. , and Beverly Straube. Jamestown Rediscovery, 1994-2004. Richmond: APVA Preservation Virginia, 2004. Price Hossell, Karen. Virginia. : Lucent Books, 2002. , and Barbara J. Little, eds. Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. Steen, Sandra, and Susan Steen. Colonial Williamsburg. New York: Dillon, 1993. 47. Index Pictures and captions are indicated by page numbers in bold. African Americans. Alexandria Gazette, 16, 20, 25 Alexandria Heritage Trail, 7, 17 Alexandria, origins and location, 6, 8 Archaeological commission, 7, 40 Archaeologists, city.
Alexandria, Virginia (Digging for the Past) by Pamela J. Cressey