Monthly Archives: July 2011

Article in the Northwest Current

The Northwest Current featured the museum and I in an article by Amanda Abrams July 20th, 2011.  It follows: What if you stripped the District of Columbia of all its swanky buildings, Victorian rowhouses, and memorials commemorating a grand patriotic … Continue reading

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DC Mosquito Trap

The city finally dropped off the mosquito trap used to monitor West Nile Virus in our section of the District.  After about 48 hours, I think I counted two mosquitoes in the net.  It seems to attract just about any … Continue reading

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“Kottke is reading Charles Mann’s 1493”

Reading a post in  Andrew Sullivan’s daily dish today led me to verify dates of the Little Ice Age.  Things appeared to start cooling around  1200AD so the theory about Columbus’ pox wiping out American firestarters seems to contradict the … Continue reading

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Recent Find

A few days ago, a construction site yielded this gem of a point.

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Metal Arrowhead for Trading

The image above shows a metal trade arrowhead.  The story is that it was found in a cave in southern Virginia.  It’s likely an arrowhead fabricated in England for the purpose of trading with Indians in the New World.

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July 4th Parade in the Palisades

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Stone Points of the Potomac Palisades

Printed posters of the above image are due to arrive next week.  The poster measures 24X18 inches and includes 69 different stone point specimens.  The points are described by their classification and provenience.  Order yours here.

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