Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Continuing to comb the site
Archaeologists probed the northeast corner of James Fort along a broad front this past week, sifting through seven 10-by-10-foot squares that have been opened in the massive Civil War earthwork that covers the site. Newly uncovered traces of a cobblestone foundation may tie one square to the 1618 governor's house addition discovered last year, while four pieces of pottery from a recently discovered well have provided a crucial link to the "cleansing" and rebuilding of the deteriorated fort ordered by Lord Delaware in 1610.