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Jordan's Journey: A Preliminary Report on Archaeology at Site 44Pg302, Prince George County, Virginia, 1990-1991

Part of the Jordan's Journey (44PG302) project

Author(s): L. Daniel Mouer ; Douglas C. McLearen ; R. Taft Kiser ; Christopher P. Egghart ; Beverly Binns ; Dane Magoon

Year: 1992

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Summary

Archaeological site 44Pg302 comprises the remains of the household complex founded by Samuel Jordan, his wife Cicely, her daughters, and their adult male servants. For present purposes, we have estimated the dates of occupation of the site as encompassing the fifteen-year period between ca. 1620 and ca. 1635. In the 1620's, the new settlement of Jordan's Journey was one of the largest English enclaves in what was then referred to as "the upper parts" of James River, and was included within the corporation of Charles City. In 1619, Jordan was elected burgess to the first

representative assembly in the English New World. In his 1624 history Captain John Smith described the Jordan's Journey community as having been fortified. We have uncovered the entire fort and the 11 buildings it enclosed.


Cite this Record

Jordan's Journey: A Preliminary Report on Archaeology at Site 44Pg302, Prince George County, Virginia, 1990-1991. L. Daniel Mouer, Douglas C. McLearen, R. Taft Kiser, Christopher P. Egghart, Beverly Binns, Dane Magoon. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University Archaeological Research Center. 1992 ( tDAR id: 6082) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BR8QTW


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1620 to 1635


Spatial Coverage

min long: -77.498; min lat: 36.633 ; max long: -75.41; max lat: 39.368 ;

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