The Angela Site

Author(s): David Givens

Year: 2018


2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first representative government in the New World and the arrival of first Africans to the emerging colony. To mark this poignant moment in history, the Jamestown Rediscovery team in partnership with the National Park Service began excavations at the site of one of the first Africans in English North America.  Arriving on the Treasurer in 1619, one of these first Africans, "Angela" is listed as living with prominent planter and merchant Captain William Pierce prior to the first quarter of the 17th century. As a servant in Pierce’s household at Jamestown, the goal of the excavations and the multidisciplinary research team is to contextualize the world in which Angela lived and worked. This paper will discuss the process to find the site, the expectations of the results of the first year of archaeology, the public engagement process formulated by the team.

Cite this Record

The Angela Site. David Givens. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441308)


Temporal Keywords
17th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 1032