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Rappahannock Landing Archaeological Survey ... - Fauquier County

Rappahannock Landing Archaeological Survey ... - Fauquier County

City/County: Fauquier DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORT DHR Site Number: 44FQ0246 Other DHR Number: 030-0139 Resource Name: Old School House Temporary Designation: 44FQ9991 Site Class: Terrestrial, open air CULTURAL/TEMPORAL AFFILIATION Cultural Designation Temporal Designation Euro-American Indeterminate 19th Century: 2nd half Prehistoric/Unknown THEMATIC CONTEXTS/SITE FUNCTIONS 112 DHR ID#: 44FQ0246 Thematic Context: Settlement Patterns Comments/Remarks: Example: School The Old School House (030-0139) is located within the boundaries of this site, as mapped by the DHR. This resource was defined as a post-1865 building however, nothing remains of it today. Thematic Context: Indeterminate Comments/Remarks: Example: Lithic scatter It is likely that this site represents a small temporary resource procurement and processing location. LOCATION INFORMATION USGS Quadrangle(s): REMINGTON Center UTM Coordinates (for less than 10 acres): NAD 18/68836/54580/2 NAD ZONE EAST NORTH Boundary UTM Coordinates (for 10 acres or more): NAD ZONE EAST NORTH Restrict UTM Data? No Physiographic Province: Piedmont Aspect: Flat Drainage: Nearest Water Source: Rappahannock River Rappahannock River Elevation (in feet): 280.00 Distance to Water(in feet): 800 Slope: 2-6% Site Soils: Ashburn silt loam Landform: terrace, first Adjacent Soils: Arcola-Nestoria complex SITE CONDITION/SURVEY DESCRIPTION

City/County: Fauquier Site 400 feet by 100 feet Acreage: 0.90 Survey Strategy: Subsurface Testing Metal Detection Site Condition: Unknown Portion of Site Destroyed Threats to Resource: Development Survey Description: Site 44FQ0246 is a multi-component site dating to the mid-late nineteenth century with an indeterminate prehistoric affiliation. It is located in the northwestern portion of the project area within an open field and extends into a sparsely wooded tree line composed of cedars and pines. Situated on the eastern edge of a primary terrace of the Rappahannock River at the northwest corner of the project area, this site measures approximately 400 feet northeast/southwest x 100 feet northwest/southeast and comprises approximately 0.9 acres at 280 feet AMSL. Shovel tests were excavated at 50 foot intervals across the site. The site is bound by negative shovel tests on the north, south, and east and by project limits and fence line on the west. CURRENT LAND USE Land Use: Other Example: Agricultural field Dates of Use: 2008/10/99 Comments/Remarks: Currently the area is a fallow field. SPECIMENS, FIELDNOTES, DEPOSITORIES Specimens Obtained? Yes Specimens Depository: Dovetail Cultural Resource Group Assemblage Description: The historic assemblage includes architectural debris (wire and cut nails, post-industrial window glass, and handmade brick), domestic items (whiteware, ironstone, stoneware, milk glass, and amber, aqua, clear, olive, and manganese bottle glass), and metal items included unidentifiable cast iron fragments, flat pressed iron, and tin. In addition a total of 2 3-ring minnie balls were recovered, all of which showed evidence of being fired but have little to no apparent impact scars on them. The prehistoric component of this site is represented by 12 lithic artifacts and is dominated by secondary flakes and angular debris. Specimens Reported? No Assemblage Description--Reported: Field Notes Reported? Yes Depository: Dovetail Cultural Resource Group REPORTS, DEPOSITORY AND REFERENCES Report (s) ? Yes Depository: Dovetail Cultural Resource Group DHR Library Reference Number: Reference for reports and publications: Phase I Archaeological Survey of the 26 Acre Rappahannock Landing Project Area, Fauquier County, Virginia 113

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