Friends of Fairfax County Archaeology and Cultural Resources


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Archaeology Symposium: Hidden Histories: Recorded Presentations


Riverbend Park (click on image for full size photo)




Happy Earth Day! As archeologists, we spend a lot of time outside with the earth (or some of us wish we could leave our desks more often) and sometimes get to work in beautiful settings. The FCPA archaeologists are fortunate to spend their time in our beautiful county parks. if you look behind the bluebells at Riverbend you may spot one hard at work documenting the stone tools and other artifacts left behind by the first residents along the Potomac. This Savannah River point is up to 4500 years old!

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FOFA Director Dr. Stephen R. Potter to Receive Holmes-Gardner Medal at the  Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference on March 20, 2020.

Currently, we present two archaeology meetings each year:

  • Sean Devlin, Curator of Archaeological Collections at Mount Vernon, spoke about the history of Mount Vernon at the FOFA membership meeting on February 1, 2020.
  • Approximately 50 people participated in the symposium "The Archaeology of Slave Life" at Gunston Hall on March 16, 2019.

Please join FOFA today!

FOFA was established in 2010 to support the understanding and appreciation of Fairfax County's archaeology, artifacts and museum objects, and historic buildings.

Everyone is invited to attend our general membership meetings. See FOFA's Events for the latest info about which archaeologist is speaking, and when!

FOFA encourages its members to volunteer their time. So whether you're interested in being outdoors digging, or indoors processing artifacts or documenting museum objects, check out the Volunteer Opportunities.

Keep up on what's the latest with FOFA by following us on Facebook, and by reading The Scoop (FOFA's e-newsletter).

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                  Friends of Fairfax County Archaeology and Cultural
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FOFA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. FOFA is a friends group to the Fairfax County Park Authority's Cultural Resource Management and Protection Branch.

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