News & Notes

Dovetailer Elected President of The Archaeological Society of Delware! 

Congratulations to Dovetail’s very own Curtis McCoy who was elected President of the Archaeological Society of Delaware over the weekend! Check out the story on their Facebook page! 


Dovetail on Capitol Hill! 

On Thursday, May 16th, Dovetail was honored to join the American Cultural Resources Association – ACRA during their Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. There were Cultural Resource Management firm owners and employees from all over the country lobbying in support of preservation legislation. The goal was to raise awareness about the industry and what it brings to the economy as well as how we work to preserve, record, and protect our nation’s heritage. Lobbying helps legislators understand where we as an industry stand on the legislation. We also want to let them know that we are a resource for them on preservation related issues!

 

 


Two Dovetailers Recently Published! 

Dovetail is excited to announce that two of our very own staff members have chapters in a newly published volume titled “New Life for Archaeological Collections.”  

Dr. Brad Hatch’s chapter, co-authored with Dr. Lauren K. McMillan, is titled Reanalyzing, Reinterpreting, and Rediscovering the Appamattucks Community.  This chapter focuses on the reanalysis of several orphaned seventeenth-century collections conducted by Hatch and McMillan in the Potomac River Valley of Virginia. Using these old collections, the authors provide new insights into the political and social lives of people in the Appamattucks community, located in modern-day Westmoreland County, Virginia. 

Ms. Kerry González’s chapter, co-authored with Michelle Salvato is titled Pictures Speak for Themselves: Case Studies Proving the Significance and Affordability of X Ray for Archaeological Collections which highlights how x-radiography is a cost-effective method for identifying artifacts obscured by corrosion, documenting diagnostic attributes, and helping collections managers and conservators work together to prioritize artifacts for treatment. The chapter also covers the applications of x-radiography for archaeological collections managers, with a specific focus on cost savings.
 
Congratulations to Brad and Kerry!  

 

 


You can spot us from a mile away!

It’s official! With the installation of a brand new sign and our new front entrance, you can’t miss us now!


Dovetail at the 49th annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference!

Over the weekend, Dovetailers Kerri Barile, Brad Hatch, Kerry Gonzalez, and Joe Blondino had the honor of presenting their recent work at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference! The Dovetailers discussed their research on locally made ceramics in nineteenth-century North Carolina; the history and changing interpretations of local landmarks in Fredericksburg, Virginia; and evidence for prehistoric dentistry in tidewater Virginia.


 

Dovetail is proud to announce the creation of the Dovetail Scholarship at The University of Mary Washington! 

https://www.umw.edu/news/2019/02/05/fredericksburg-firm-establishes-historic-preservation-scholarship/

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group Virginia LocationWe are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth in the region, our Virginia office has moved!

 

Our new office is located at 11905 Bowman Drive, Suite 502 Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408

 

December 2017 NNHS Magazine CoverDr. D. Brad Hatch, Dovetail’s Archaeological Staff Manager, has recently been published in the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine.

“Colonial Virginian Communities and Atlantic Migration Patterns in the Potomac Valley, 1634-1652” can be found in the December 2017 edition: pp. 8424-8451.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dr. Michael Klein, Dovetail’s Senior Archaeologist, was recently published twice in the Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology.

Tsenacomoco Before and After the Tassantasses: Documentary, Bioarchaeological, and Archaeological Evidence of Population Size and Distribution During the Late Prehistoric and Contact Era in the Western Chesapeake Region” and “Secondary Burial and Mortuary Ritual in the Southern Middle Atlantic Region” can be found in Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology Vol. 33(1): pp. 79-98 and 123-149.

Tsenacomoco Before and After the Tassantasses: Documentary, Bioarchaeological, and Archaeological Evidence of Population Size and Distribution During the Late Prehistoric and Contact Era in the Western Chesapeake Region” was co-authored by Dane Magoon of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.


 

We are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth in the region, our Delaware office has moved!

Our new office is located at 721 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

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SHA photo contest submission: “A Night with Venus, A Lifetime with Mercury”

 
 
Dovetail is proud to share that last month at the SHA Conference, the artifact picture submitted by Dovetail’s Lab Manager, Kerry González, won both the People’s Choice and First Place awards in its respective category! Congratulations, Kerry!
 
 
 

 

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Dovetail, along with Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Gray and Pape Cultural Resource Consultants, RK&K Engineers, DC Historic Preservation Office, Office of Planning,Ruth Trocolli, and Stantec, is proud to sponsor the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory’s (MAC Lab) two-day workshop Artifact Identification and Field Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists! Check out this link for additional information:http://www.jefpat.org/Documents/MACLabWorkshop-4-15-16.pdf
 

 
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DP at CT CelebrationDid you know one of Dovetail’s Architectural Historians is the Past President of the National Barn Alliance (NBA)? This nationwide, non-profit organization has been working since 1995 to preserve America’s historic barns and rural heritage and Danae Peckler has served on its board since 2010. She also maintains the NBA’s social media, website, e-news, and aids in the production of its bi-annual newsletter. Dovetail supports the NBA regularly by helping Danae print materials for the organization and humoring her barn obsession during rural surveys.http://barnalliance.org/
 
 
 
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Hist Archy cover-From FBChris Manning, Dovetail’s Cultural Resource Specialist, work was recently published in a special thematic issue of the peer-reviewed journal Historical Archaeology, Vol. 48, No. 3, titled “Manifestations of Magic: The Archaeology and Material Culture of Folk Religion,” guest edited by Christopher Fennell and M. Chris Manning. Her contributions include the introduction, “Magic, Religion, and Ritual in Historical Archaeology,” and a second article, “The Material Culture of Ritual Concealments in the United States.
 
 
 
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brad image from FBIn addition to conducting field work and writing reports, Dovetail staff is busy writing scholarly works to be included in publications. Brad Hatch, one of Dovetail’s project archaeologists, recently published an article, along with co-authors Dr. Barbara Heath and Lauren McMillian, in Historical Archaeology.

“Reassessing the Hallowes Site: Conflict and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Potomac Valley.” can be found in Historical Archaeology 48(4):46-75

 

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