Archaeology at a 17th-century Plantation: Data Recovery at Site 44HT44
Associated with the Proposed Pentran Bus Parking Lot Project, City of Hampton, Virginia
1999 viii + 156 pp. 105 figs., 18 tables, 4 appdx (artifact inventory on microfiche)
Excavations in downtown Hampton revealed several hundred features from a 17th-century plantation homelot on the outskirts of Kecoughtan. Mapping of structural features, trash pits, a well, and fencelines allowed a detailed reconstruction of the site's layout. Numerous high-status artifacts indicate a level of sophistication in this early period of settlement. Assemblage comparisons with 17th-century sites in the Chesapeake region document other indicators of status at this homelot.
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