Category Archives: Uncategorized

Swiss Family Lunatic

On the banks of the Potomac River, just upstream from Key Bridge in Washington DC rises a flagpole flying the American and Israeli flag.  At the base of the flagpole is a new dwelling resembling something like the Swiss Family … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Palisadean Pottery

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a collection of different prehistoric pottery types found in the neighborhood on display at our new library?  I’ve brought this idea up with the library people and the thought sailed right over their heads.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Easter Find

Found during a grown-up Easter hunt yesterday. This would be classified as a quartzite “chopper” probably associated with the “Savannah River” people of the terminal archaic. This type of stone tool confused early North American archaeologists who had been familiar … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lives in Ruins

I recently spoke with a woman inquiring about the Palisades Museum of Prehistory and she told me about her book club’s discussion of Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson.  It came as a complete surprise to me when she told me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trampled Artifact

During this summer as I walked to the Palisades Park,  I regularly noticed this piece of quartz in the middle of the footpath.   I never thought a projectile point so trampled upon could go undiscovered.  Last week I stopped for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kennedy Center Expansion Project

Back in the spring of this year, I lamented the lack of archeology prior to construction along the Potomac River at the Kennedy Center’s  new River Pavilion.  I investigated the site back in May and wrote about what prompted the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Big Archeo Finding – via The Onion

New Evidence Suggests Humans May Have Been Dipping Crunchy Things Into Gooey Things Earlier Than Previously Thought KOOBI FORA, KENYA—Saying their findings could offer fresh insight into the dietary habits of our prehistoric ancestors, archaeologists from Rice University announced Tuesday … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2017 Marechal Foch Grape Harvest

This year proved my best harvest for a vineyard on to 17 years old now.  I spent a fair amount of time picking the grapes, but did no spraying, fertilizing, and only minimal weeding during the season. And here is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Work Against the Machine

We await new construction at the Palisades Rec Center in DC starting perhaps today Monday, July 11, 2017.   Items from this area recovered yesterday. Two examples of fire-cracked rock here.  Ultimately, I found nothing of particular interest. I eventually dug … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Three Sons on the Precipice

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment