By Pamela J. Cressey
Local American artifacts, dated as early as 8,000 B.C., were present in quite a few areas round Alexandria, Virginia. the location of a fishing camp, a bustling hub for the export of grain, and a middle of the slave alternate throughout the early 19th century, Alexandria is wealthy with American artifacts.
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To Witness the Past: African American Archaeology in Alexandria, Virginia. : City of Alexandria, 1993. Walk and Bike the Alexandria Heritage Trail: Guide to Exploring a Virginia Town's Hidden Past. : Capital Books, 2002. , and Emory L. Kemp. The Alexandria Canal: Its History and Preservation. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 1992. , and Carol A. Hodges for National Capital Area Chapter, American Planning Association. , Old Town Alexandria,Virginia, and Historic Annapolis, Maryland. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980.
De Cunzo, Lu Ann, and John H. , eds. Unlocking the Past: Celebrating Historical Archaeology in North America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life. Rev. ed. New York: Anchor Books, 1996. Heath, Barbara J. Hidden Lives: The Archaeology of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999. Hume, Ivor Noel. Martins Hundred. Rev. ed. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991.
They can see people studying historic records and transcribing oral history. It's a place where you can come in and ask questions about archaeology. Interaction is the best thing about our museum. MJA What do you like about your job? PJC I am privileged to communicate with so many different people—longtime residents, developers, planners, volunteers, and students. Everyone can become involved in community archaeology so we can all make connections between the past and the present. My favorite project is the Alexandria Heritage Trail—a 23-mile loop of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, where people travel by foot or on bikes through nearly 10,000 years of history.
Alexandria, Virginia (Digging for the Past) by Pamela J. Cressey