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By Pamela J. Cressey

Local American artifacts, dated as early as 8,000 B.C., were present in a variety of areas round Alexandria, Virginia. the location of a fishing camp, a bustling hub for the export of grain, and a middle of the slave exchange throughout the early 19th century, Alexandria is wealthy with American artifacts.

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Developers build new structures while archaeologists strive to preserve the past. This could make it hard for them to work together. However, development can also provide an opportunity to discover alexandria, virginia / 34 While excavating the Stonegate site, archaeologists discovered broken and unfinished tools as well as quartz and quartzite flakes, which had chipped off during the tool-making process. Indians tied the tools to wood to make spears to hunt small animals. and preserve the past.

She lives near Corvallis, Oregon. Brian Fagan is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is internationally known for his books on archaeology, among them The Adventure of Archaeology, The Rape of the Nile, Archaeologists of the Human Past, and The Oxford Companion to Archaeology.

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. 43. Glossary artifact An object that was made by a person. replica An exact likeness of an object. bastion A projecting part of the outer wall of a fort. rescue archaeology Emergency efforts to find and save artifacts from destruction.

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