UNEARTH EARLY HOMES
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[ October 19th 2006 ]
of archaeologists have unearthed evidence of an
early stately home while excavating a stretch
of York River's north bank in the Jenkins Neck
community of Gloucester County, reports Virginia
Daily Press. A series of post holes were discovered
hidden under black soil close to the waters edge.
to the paper, this is the second building they
have confirmed at the site. They found the footprint
of the first building during excavations in 1997.
The building has been dated around the 1600s.
Harpole, leading the excavation, said the site
is significant because it contains evidence of
some of the earliest human settlements in Gloucester.
Located in a layer beneath that containing the
1600s artefacts is evidence of Indians of the
Middle to Late Woodland periods, which date from