Many family researchers talk about “digging up” facts about their ancestors, but those involved in archaeology can truly say they do. While most of us may perceive archaeological excavations as a way to find physical objects from a distant day, the study of those objects can tell us much about the people who used them.

Recent items found in the digs at Jamestown, Virginia are changing and enlarging the story of that settlement. Our guest speaker Mark Summers will explain the investigative methods that have been used to study what has been found, including a kitchen, ovens, utensils, bowls, plates, pitchers and more graves. Learn about future plans for the site and how you might possibly be involved. Mr. Summers will also present information about resources for family research.

Mark Summers is an Education Specialist for the archaeology team at Historic Jamestowne. He has designed a number of their programs, often speaking to promote their work.

Join us for “Finding James Fort: Rediscovering our Jamestown Past” with Mr. Summers on October 22, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.