Monthly Archives: November 2009

More Aquatic Life from the Potomac River

Here is a Swallowtail Shiner closeup and personal: photo by Maria Stenzel

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Net-Impressed Rimsherd

Here is a beautiful example of a net-impressed rimsherd. The sample was found by a neighbor in the Palisades. The perfect symmetry of a rectangular pattern is unusual. photo by Maria Stenzel

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Galaxy in an Amethyst

Photograph by Maria Stenzel More about this Palisade’s gem.

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Artifacts from Rhode Island

I returned recently to the Smithsonian archeological archives to research Little Compton, RI where a friend, Nick Keenan, owns a farm.   The meeting had orginally been intended to fact-check a poster that I made of American Indian smoking pipes, … Continue reading

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Aquatic Life under the Lens

Photographer Maria Stenzel has constructed a temporary aquarium  studio in the museum.  The exercise is practice for when she takes her portable aquariums to Antartica later this year.  On assignment for National Geographic, Maria will be accompanying scientists from NSF … Continue reading

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Found at Key School Elementary

Below:  From an Indian burial in Rock Creek Park bearing a slight resemblance to the Key School object. The Key School artifact may also be a plumb stone, bola stone, weave-weight, or . . .   oh yeah, there’s one … Continue reading

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