Friday, August 22, 2008

Jamestown dig's discoveries

JAMESTOWN (AP) -- Archaeologists at America's first permanent English settlement are reporting the discovery of what they say are four significant finds.

The director of archeology at Historic Jamestown, William Kelso, identifies the most significant find as an early 17th century copper pendant depicting a Powhatan Indian.

The "corn-flake" fragile copper relief is "tremendously significant" because there are so few renderings of Powhatan Indians, said Kelso.

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2 comments:

Merrily said...

That is amazing that experts still find artifacts at the Jamestown site.

The Editor said...

The Jamestown Rediscovery Project, the archaeological dig that has been underway since 1994, is an amazing story in itself. They've found hundreds of thousands of similar artifacts, some of which are displayed at their new museum, the Archaearium.

The Project's director, Bill Kelso, has told the story in his book, "Jamestown; The Buried Truth", (Charlottesville, The University Press of Virginia; 2006.) It deserves to be updated periodically. In the meantime, their progress can be followed at the Historic Jamestown website.