Monthly Archives: June 2012

Archeo Camp June 27

Today started in the backwoods where we discovered a person’s camp. The inhabitant had vacated so the children assumed control of the camp. From there we explored an enormous stretch of the Potomac: We finished the day in more civilized … Continue reading

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Archeo Camp June 26th

Tuesday at archeo camp, we peered a bit further back in prehistory. We visited the coastal plain and mined exposed geologic stratums alongside the Potomac River: Motivation for the miners was the glory of finding crystals: We researched some fossil … Continue reading

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Archeo Camp June 25th

Campers got to see the our local petroglyphs on Monday. We started out at the Great Falls Visitor’s Center on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. There we saw the boulder on display which comes from Pimmit Run. Carved … Continue reading

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Bunker #2

New art encapsulated at the Palisades Museum of Prehistory.

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Bring Back the Blue Pelican

Perhaps a blog entry better suited for Lynda Cokinos’ DC Rocks. This flyer is an artifact in a different museum on Sherier Place. Alan Darby is the curator of this unnamed museum which has an astonishing collection of local artifacts … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus in the Palisades

This last Saturday June 9th, two juvenile crows died within a couple hours of one another at the house next door. They fell from the tree where earlier in the year they had hatched and fledged. This is the same … Continue reading

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Another one from the Palisades Park

In addition to finding the original drill/needle-nose point yesterday, I got to view a neighbor’s collection which includes this point below. These points are generally referred to as drill points and were believed to be used with a pump drill. … Continue reading

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Today’s Find

Over the past two weeks I’ve had three surface finds on pathways around Palisades Park. This morning while going to play soccer with the kids, I was shocked to find this drill point lying in the dirt. Another more modest … Continue reading

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Things I Keep in the Wine Cellar

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Archeo Camp at PMOP

WAMU’s Jessica Gould ran a piece on Metro Connection about the museum and the PMOP ArcheoCamp. You can listen to the piece here.

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