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Archeologists find Jamestown fort walls

Archeologists find Jamestown fort walls
trefwoorden: Jamestown - omwalling
Seven years after archaeologists discovered evidence of the fort built when Jamestown was founded in 1607, they finally know how big the triangle-shaped log enclosure was.
Based on the finding in 1996 of the fort's east corner and on historical documents, archaeologists had been searching for the outlines of a fort that covered 1.75 acres, said William Kelso, director of archaeology for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
Digging this summer unearthed evidence of the fort's western wall and north corner, defining the fort's shape for the first time and indicating the fort actually enclosed 1.1 acres, Kelso said Tuesday at Historic Jamestowne.

Lees verder bij: AJC News (27 augustus 2003)