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DelDOT archaeologist David Clarke to reveal Route 301 project discoveries

Thursday, March 20 in Lewes
Mar 06, 2014

 

The Archaeological Society of Delaware invites the public to attend its March speaker series at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20. Delaware Department of Transportation archaeologist David S. Clarke will present excavation results from the Route 301 Archaeology Program in Delaware.

DelDOT is in the throes of its largest public works project in more than 13 years. DelDOT plans to construct 17 miles of new grade-separated highway across southern New Castle County.

Background research, phase I, phase II and phase III archaeological work have identified 66 archaeological sites. This presentation will explore preliminary results from the seven traditional archaeological mitigations that took place in 2012 and six alternative mitigations that are currently underway.

Clarke received his BA from Mercyhurst University and his MA from the University of Montana. He has worked for the past 15 years in academia, the private sector, and now the public sector doing Section 106 compliance for the National Historic Preservation Act.

The Archaeological Society of Delaware, Sussex Chapter hosts the speaker series and welcomes the public to attend. New membership is encouraged. Members receive The Bulletin, a yearly publication, along with information about upcoming regional archaeology events and learning opportunities.

The meeting will be in the DNREC building, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes. The building is wheelchair accessible, spacious and comfortable. For directions go to www.dnrec.delaware.gov/swc/Shoreline/Pages/LewesFieldFacility.aspx.

For more information, visit www.delawarearchaeology.org or find on Facebook.

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