Understanding the Materials and Methods Used in the Construction of the 1617 Church at Jamestown, Virginia
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Excavating the Foundations of Representative Government: A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Historical Archaeology." , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
From 2016 to 2018 Jamestown Rediscovery excavated the 1907 Memorial Church where the foundations of: 1) a 1617 timber-framed church and 2) a 1640s brick and mortar church are located. The 1617 church is where the first legislative assembly in British North America met on July 30, 1619. This paper will describe the results of chemical and mineralogical studies as well as stereo-microscopic and SEM analyses of different mortars and plasters used in the construction of the 1617 church and how the methods and materials were modified to achieve the desired function and appearance of the completed church.
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Understanding the Materials and Methods Used in the Construction of the 1617 Church at Jamestown, Virginia. Charles Durfor, Kaitlyn Fitzgerald. 2020 ( tDAR id: 456967)
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