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Beyond Jane: A Tightly Dated Context of the Early Seventeenth Century

Author(s): Merry Outlaw ; Bly Straube

Year: 2014

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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.

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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)

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PaperId(s): SYM-62,05

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America