Bly Straube

Program Instructor

Class: Archaeology and the Rediscovery of Jamestown : Program: Colonial and Revolutionary Virginia: Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown

About Bly
Bly Straube began by studying anthropology, obtaining her BA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For her graduate work, she gravitated to archaeology, finding it the perfect combination of a physical and cerebral investigation of human culture. Bly holds an MA in American Studies from The College of William & Mary and is a PhD candidate in Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, England.  Since 1973 she has worked in the Williamsburg area as a historical archaeologist, first with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and then as co-founder of the James River Institute for Archaeology. Bly is now employed by Preservation Virginia at Jamestown Island where she is part of the team of archaeologists who found the remains of James Fort, site of America’s 1607 birthplace. You can see her most recent work in the Vorhees Archaearium, the archaeological museum at Historic Jamestowne. She recently completed a book on the exhibit, The Archaearium: Rediscovering Jamestown 1607-1609, Jamestown Virginia, and her research on various classes of artifacts from the colonial period has been published in numerous journals, books, and booklets. You may see Bly on television, as she has recorded many programs for the History channel, the Discovery channel, National Geographic, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Bly has been teaching for The College of William & Mary's Learning Odysseys’ programs for over 8 years and believes that the participants are by far the best students! Her association with the College and Learning Odysseys enables her to bring her love of Jamestown and archaeology to a national audience.