Sunday, February 19, 2012

An Opportunity to Learn About America's Most Important Archaeological Dig

The North San Diego Genealogical Society will present Dr. Seth Mallios and “The Archaeology of James Fort: America’s First Permanent English Settlement"on Tuesday, February 28 at its 10 AM meeting at Carlsbad's City Council Chamber. This will be very productive for anyone with an interest in Jamestown, as Dr. Mallios was one of the archeologists at the dig that discovered the Fort. He will offer any of you in Southern California who follow these posts a rewarding time with his insights.

From the NSDCGS Newsletter:

Dr. Seth Mallios will discuss how the archaeological team discovered the original 1607 James Fort, how they knew it was the actual fort site, and why these findings are so important. He will detail many of the most significant artifacts from the ongoing project and explain how the people, events, and institutions from James Fort form the core of our American identity, even in the 21st century.

Dr. Seth Mallios is currently Professor and Chair of the Anthropology department at San Diego State University. He is also the Director of the South Coastal and South East Information Center. Seth received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s Degree and Doctorate from the University of Virginia. An anthropologist and an historical archaeologist, Dr. Mallios was Site Supervisor at the Jamestown Rediscovery project, specializing in the excavation of and research on the original 1607 James Fort at Jamestown Island, Virginia, the oldest permanent English settlement in the Americas. He has written three books, including Cemeteries of San Diego and Cemeteries of San Diego County. He is currently involved in several archaeological projects in and around San Diego County.

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