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Subject: Virginia Conservation Association meeting

Virginia Conservation Association meeting

From: Patricia Palmer <pepalmer>
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 1998
The Virginia Conservation Association will meet on Thursday, May
28th, at the site of the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological
project.  Jamestown Rediscovery is a ten-year interdisciplinary
project searching for the remains of 1607 Jamestown.  Four seasons
of excavations have uncovered over 160,000 artifacts dating to the
first half of the 17th century.  The archaeologists now have enough
evidence to declare that James Fort was not washed into the James
River, now that they have uncovered 170 feet of palisade line, the
east bulwark, three trash pits, and a building all known to be part
of James Fort.

Site conservator Elliott Jordan and Field Director Nick Luccketti
and Curator Bly Straube will talk about the work in the field and
give a tour of the labs.  Please plan to arrive no later than 5:00

Directions to Jamestown Island:  Take I-64 to Route 199 exit to
Jamestown. Follow for about three miles to the junction with the
Colonial Parkway (at stoplight).  Turn left and go to the stop sign.
Turn right and enter the Parkway.  Follow signs to Jamestown.  At
the end of the Parkway, you will come upon a security/ticket booth
to enter the island.  Enter and proceed to the visitor parking lot.
Park and walk down the gravel road and follow around to the path
that leads to the archaeological site on the other side of the
reconstructed church.  If you arrive after 5:00, the security/ticket
booth will be closed and you must enter through the exit carefully
with your hazard lights on to warn oncoming cars.

VCA welcomes guests to this program.  For further information,
please contact Patricia Palmer, VCA Treasurer, by phone at
804-828-2287 or by email at pepalmer [at] vcu__edu

Patricia Palmer
Head, Preservation Services
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 842033
Richmond, VA  23284-2033
Fax: 804-828-1051

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:90
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 6, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-90-007
Received on Wednesday, 6 May, 1998

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