Lunch  learn Archaeological Site  Giles Jones

Lunch & learn: Archaeological Site - Giles Jones


103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430


Friday, June 09, 2023
12:30pm - 01:30pm

  • 103 Main Street
    Smithfield, VA 23430
  • 09 June, 2023
  • 12:30pm - 01:30pm
  • (757) 356 - 1223
  • Category: Lecture/Educational Program/Workshop
  • Wednesday, 28 February | Smithfield, VA

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Nick Luccketti and Bly Straube of the James River Institute for Archaeology discuss recent research associated with Site 44IW0013, the 17th century Basses Choice/Giles Jones site.

Archaeology on the site took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s which yielded a diverse assemblage of English and European ceramics, weaponry and equine furniture suggesting that the site was occupied by an affluent planter in the period ca. 1625-1650. Recent analysis yields more clues about this early settlement offering a unique glimpse of life in early Virginia.


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