Beyond Jane: A Tightly Dated Context of the Early Seventeenth Century
As a result of extensive excavations and long-term documentary research since 1994, the Jamestown Rediscovery Project has gathered significant data on early seventeenth century material culture. Sealed, completely excavated, closely dated, and large subsurface features were repositories for objects used and discarded by the inhabitants on an entire, enclosed (palisaded) town. One such feature, the ‘Jane” kitchen cellar, contained refuse that reflects the occupation of James Fort between 1607 and 1610, a tightly dated context seldom seen on terrestrial sites. A description/discussion of these objects will be useful for dating contexts in the investigations of similar New World colonies, such as 1608 French Quebec and 1609 Spanish Santa Fe.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Survival Cannibalism at Jamestown, Virginia: A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Historical Archaeology •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2014
Cite this Record
Beyond Jane: A Tightly Dated Context of the Early Seventeenth Century. Merry Outlaw, Bly Straube. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437169)