Excerpt from Aboriginal Soapstone Quarries in the District of Columbia
Virginia, and the subsequent interesting investigation of the same, by Mr. Frank H. Cushing of the Smithsonian Institution, led me to communicate to Professor Baird the existence of the Rose Hill quarry on... Broad Branch. He replied at once, inviting me to make an early visit to the mine in company with Mr. Cushing, who at that time was still absent in Virginia. On his return, we visited the locality, and in a short time succeeded in finding a profusion of broken and unfinished implements.
Our brief visit demonstrated the fact that, from an archaeological point of view, the quarry was superior to any similar deposit, so far as known, in the country. \ve discovered the remains of no less than seven well defined shafts or excavations, leading into the hill, whence the early potters had procured a quality of rock superior to that found on the surface.
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