Underwater Archaeological Investigation of the Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck (7S-D-91A) Prepared for: Delaware Department of State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Federal Highway Administration Delaware Department of Transportation By: Michael C. Krivor, Nicholas J. Linville, Debra J. Wells, Jason M. Burns, and Paul J. Sjordal, Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. www.searchinc.com April 2010 In the fall […]
Symposia on the early colonial archaeology of the Delaware Valley region have been held at the New Castle Court House Museum in New Castle, Delaware since 2008. The next symposium is scheduled for May 14, 2011 at the same location. The format of the symposium is a range of informal presentations on the practical aspects […]
Archaeological Investigations Resume at Shipwreck Site On September 25, 2006, the Delaware Department of State announced the resumption of offshore archaeological investigations at Lewes’ Roosevelt Inlet shipwreck site. The site, located a few-hundred yards off-shore from Lewes Beach, contains the remains of a British commercial vessel which sank in the 1770s. Earlier this month, the […]
Paleo-Indian Period (12,000 – 6500 B.C.). The people who lived in Delaware during the Paleo-Indian time period were the region’s first human residents. Descendants of the first Asians to enter North America via the land bridge that linked Alaska and Siberia during the Ice Age, these nomadic hunters and gatherers wandered across the continent and […]
(from Custer, Jay F. “A Guide to Prehistoric Arrowheads and Spear Points of Delaware.” UD Center for Archaeological Research, Newark, DE. 1996.) There were many changes in the environments of Delaware during the 15,000 years or so of human occupation of the state, and prehistoric peoples had to adapt to these environmental changes. Each of […]
Event will include scholarly presentations on My Lord’s Gift, a 17th century archaeological site in Queenstown, Md.; and the Coleman Farm, Reedy Island and Fort Casimir sites in Delaware.