Dogue Indian Archaeology Site
The Hartwell Site
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From 1991 to 1993, Fairfax County archaeologists excavated a shell midden (refuse heap) on Mason Neck near Colchester and recovered numerous artifacts that could be attributed to the Dogue Indians. They thought they had found the site of Tauxenent, but none of the artifacts could be dated to that time. Further discovery would be needed to prove it is Tauxenent. All of the artifacts shown here were recovered from Hartwell except the large pot, which came from a possible Dogue site in Loudoun County. The tiny soapstone effigy appears to be the head of an otter, beaver or raccoon and may have been attached to the bowl of a pipe.

Excavating Effigy Pottery Sherds
Points and Sherds Loudoun Pot Midden Profile