Archaeology Day 2012
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, in observance of Virginia Archaeology Month, Historic Jamestowne will provide special programming outlining years of Jamestown archaeology. Sponsored by the National Park Service, Preservation Virginia and Colonial Williamsburg, a variety of programs will be offered for children and adults, including the opportunity for children to excavate in the Jamestown Junior Archaeologist Dig Box, make souvenir clay pinch pots and watch archaeologists at work in the 1607 James Fort archaeological site. Special glassblowing demonstrations will also be conducted at the Jamestown Glasshouse.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - WITNESS ARCHAEOLOGY IN ACTION
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - NATIVE LIFEWAYS OF THE CHESAPEAKE
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - MEET A SETTLER
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - FORGED IN HISTORY
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - ARTIFACT ADVENTURES AT THE ARCHAEARIUM
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - ARCHAEOLOGIST WALKING TOUR
10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - RANGER WALKING TOURS
Join Park Rangers tours highlighting the history of this First Permanent English Settlement in North America.
Indiana's older (and slightly less well-known) brother will lead special archaeology tours of Jamestown discussing the site's role in the development of historic archaeology. During the 45-minute tour, learn how archaeology, artifacts and historic documents combine to bring the story of the first permanent English settlement in North America back to life.
SPECIAL CHILDREN ACTIVITIES
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - SURVIVORS: A JAMESTOWN ADVENTURE
1:30 p.m. - MAKE A PINCH POT
OTHER SPECIAL PROGRAMS:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Glasshouse of 1608
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Historic Green Spring Open House
Admission to Historic Jamestowne is $10.00 per adult with children 15 and under free. This fee entitles you to both Historic Jamestowne and the Yorktown Battlefield for 7 consecutive days. America the Beautiful National Park passes are accepted . Preservation Virginia members are also admitted free. For further information, call (757) 856-1200 or 898-2410 or 229-4997.
ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE HELD WEATHER PERMITTING.
Historic Jamestowne preserves and interprets the site of the first permanent English settlement in America and is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service - Colonial National Historical Park. Admission is $10.00 per adult, age 15 and younger is free, and includes all Archaeology Day programming. National Park Service passports and APVA memberships are honored.
Historic Jamestowne is located at the western terminus of the Colonial Parkway; from I-64, take exit 242-A (Route 199) and follow the signs for Colonial Parkway/Jamestown. From southside, take the Jamestown Ferry and turn right onto Route 359, following the signs for Historic Jamestowne. For additional information, contact Colonial National Historical Park at 757-856-1200 or 757-898-2410, or via the Internet at www.HistoricJamestowne.org.
Did You Know?
Before European settlement began in North America, bald eagles numbered an estimated half a million, enough for there to be a nest located along every mile of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline.