Archaeological Excavations at Jordan's Point: Sites 44PG151, 44PG300, 44PG302, 44PG303, 44PG315, 44PG333


This volume is a technical report on the excavations of six archaeological sites at Jordan's Point: 44PG151, 44PG300, 44PG302, 44PG303, 44PG315, and 44PG333. It is the fourth in a series of reports on archaeological investigations at Jordan's Point sponsored primarily by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) Threatened Sites Program. The first three volumes were written by the Virginia Commonwealth University Archaeological Research Center (VCU-ARC) on excavations conducted by VCU-ARC. The three VCU-ARC salvage excavations included the following: site 44PG302 which consisted of part of a protohistoric Indian village with at least eight complete structures and a colonial component interpreted as the Samuel and Cicely Jordan household dating to ca.1620-1635 that comprised a fortified compound containing at least 11 buildings (Mouer et al. 1992); site 44PG303 which was the location of the Richard Bland III house built ca.1760-1770 WcLearen and Mouer 1993); and site 44PG307 which contained at least eight structures related to the protohistoric Weyanoke settlement at Jordan's Point, a ca.1620-1635 component with seven structures possibly associated with either the Fisher or Palmer households, and two structures contemporary with the late 17th/early 18th-century Bland occupation at 44PG151 (McLearen and Mouer 1994).

This report contains a summary history of the sites and descriptions of field methods and findings, including feature descriptions, a complete artifact inventory, and a minimum vessel catalog for ceramics. Besides expanding on prior VCU reports for sites 44PG151, 302, and 303, new data are presented here for sites 44PG300, 315, and 333.

Cite this Record

Archaeological Excavations at Jordan's Point: Sites 44PG151, 44PG300, 44PG302, 44PG303, 44PG315, 44PG333. Tim Morgan, Nicholas M. Luccketti, Beverly Straube, S. Fiona Bessey, Annette Loomis, Charles Hodges. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 1995 ( tDAR id: 6084) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8H41QBZ

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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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