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Thanks Jaynie,
I really enjoyed that site,
Geoff
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jaynie Martz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 1:33 PM
Subject: 2004 Jamestown Rediscovery article


> Daily Press article exerpts:
>
> "Archaeologist Bill Kelso's worst nightmare was that the naysayers had it
> right.
> That the palisaded fort constructed by Capt. John Smith and the first
English
> settlers on the banks of the James River in 1607 had long ago washed away
> into
> the currents."
> "In April 1994 he sunk a shovel into the ground in search of America's
> birthplace
> and turned up such a rich array of finds that what he originally imagined
> as a
> decade of work seems much nearer its beginning than its end.
>     Just last summer he and his colleagues uncovered the last elusive wall
> of the
> triangular fort, mapping its boundaries with unquestionable certainty for
> the first
> time. They looked on in wonder as the remains of a long, remarkably
> sophisticated
> row of dwellings emerged from the dirt nest to this wall, painting a
> picture of a
> frontier colony that looks more like downtown Elizabethan London than a
> rough-hewn
> pioneer outpost. Somewhere in the center of this painfully defined 1.1
> acre space,
> he says, lies the target he's been looking for all along.....the heart of
the
> settlement...the common store, the guardhouse, and especially the church
> where
> the first representative assembly met."
>
> http://www.apva.org/jr.html