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Notes: Lecture tonight digs into latest in Alexandria archeological work

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Pieces of 18th-Century ships waiting to be scanned (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

At a lecture tonight, City Archaeologist Eleanor Breen is providing an in-depth update on the city’s waterfront archaeological work.

The lecture is at 7 p.m. at the Lyceum (201 S Washington Street). Tickets are $5 for those that aren’t members of the Alexandria Historical Society.

According to the Office of Historic Alexandria newsletter:

Dr. Eleanor Breen, City Archaeologist, will provide an exciting and informative update on the research, preservation, and interpretation of Alexandria’s seaport history. A new phase in understanding the growth and changes along the city’s waterfront began in 2015 as development along Alexandria’s historical shoreline triggered archaeological work in advance of construction. Project by project, the remains of wharves, warehouses, dwellings and house lots, industries, privies, and hull remnants of four ships emerged from the waterlogged depths at the Potomac River’s edge.

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