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Civil War fort at Jamestown is dug up to get at 1607 site

By W. Barksdale Maynard This article appeared in the May 7, 2012 issue of the Washington Post. Since the sensational 1994 discovery of James Fort, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, excavations have revealed palisade walls and numerous buildings, … Continue reading

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Jamestown dig probes historic church and Civil War earthwork

By Mark St. John Erickson, merickson@dailypress.com | 247-4783 JAMES CITY —— When archaeologist William Kelso began digging at Jamestown in 1994, few historians gave him much chance of finding the long-lost English fort of 1607. Most believed the pioneering outpost had disappeared into the James … Continue reading

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