The collections held at the Mary Washington Archaeology Laboratory derive from a variety of sites and projects, primarily in the Chesapeake region of Virginia and the greater Fredericksburg area. With over 50 sites/projects and a study collection, the University’s collections represent both past cultural resource management projects conducted by the Center for Historic Preservation and, academic projects carried out by the Department of Historic Preservation, primarily through the summer archaeological field school.  Artifacts are stored within the lab at Combs Hall and a nearby repository, consisting of over 300 boxes and 4 study collection cases.  Beyond artifacts, the collections include associated documentation, maps, photographs, drawings, and masonry and soil samples. For more information about the collections, please contact the laboratory at:


Study Collection
Stratford Hall Plantation
Germanna Collections
Sherwood Forest Plantation

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