News & Notes

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






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:

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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.
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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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