25. A Post-Revolutionary Farmstead in Northern Virginia

by T. F. Higgins III, C. M. Downing and K. E. Stuck, with contributions by D. L. Davenport, J. Bowen, G. J. Brown and S. T. Andrews

Archaeological Data Recovery at Site 44FX1965
Associated with the Proposed Interstate 66 and Route 28 Interchange Improvements Project, Fairfax County, Virginia
1998 vii +104 pp. 50 figs., 9 tables, 3 appdx (artifact inventory and some faunal data on microfiche)

Few middling farmsteads in this region have been extensively excavated. This site was occupied by owners, tenants, and slaves during a span from the late 18th to early 19th century. Features including a stone-lined cellar, small root cellars, and trash pits yielded large numbers of artifacts and faunal material. The large ceramic assemblage allowed detailed vessel and ware type comparisons between the different periods of occupation.

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