Archaeologists uncover new finds at historic Jamestown

Archaeologists at the historic James Fort site of Jamestown in southern Virginia may be closing in on a well that was dug by the site’s early colonists during the formative years of America’s first successful English colony.

The prospect is tantalizing because, in the years that archaeologists have been conducting investigations and research at the site, several wells have been uncovered that yielded hundreds of thousands of artifacts, many of them among the most important and spectacular finds of the more than two-decade long excavation project.

Like historic trash middens (garbage dumps), wells often yield a motherlode of finds for archaeologists, because these are the concentrated places where the long-gone inhabitants deposited the refuse of their daily lives, from discarded belt buckles and broken pottery to whole pieces of body armor. Read more.

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Ran a 5K at the YMCA this morning. I was hoping for a nice cool morning, maybe a little bit of rain. Instead it was hot, sunny, and very humid. I went out way too fast in an attempt to stay with the lead pack but I couldn’t maintain. Still, I’m happy with the race overall given the lack of preparation. I finished 5th overall and 1st in my age group and won a $10 gift certificate to Chili’s.

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Around The World In 80 Days: United States Of America, Virginia

Mabry Mill Blues
Photo Credit: (Mohib Ahmad)
Bust Head Road
Photo Credit: (Fred Guenther)
Grazing
Photo Credit: (Joe Rebello)

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Please ignore my gross ass face and my ugly double chin. I’m very sorry you have to see that

So I did the Tumblr Accent Challenge and yeah I wasn’t tagged but I really wanted to do this!

The rules I followed:

Your name and username.

Where you’re from.

Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theatre, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pyjamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?

What do you call gym shoes?

What do you call your grandparents?

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Choose a book and read a passage from it.

Do you think you have an accent?

Be a wizard or a vampire?

Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?

End audio post by saying any THREE words you want.

I’ll tag ~ saphruikan, ~ daintyforestprince, ~ jeanere, and anyone else who wants to do this!

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At the Beeches, Virginia took Rainbow out to explore the new Widespot Park. Rainbow enjoyed the play equipment, the football goal, the stage, and being swung around by her big sister, even when it made her sick. Virginia said hi to a few people, performed some stand up comedy and fished a little. Then they both headed home to bed.

In the morning, everyone went out to work or school, including Sandy opening up the Diner, and hiring a new waitress, townie Angel Go. The day at the Diner was relatively uneventful (Angel only spilt food on one person, which I consider a success for a first day), and then Sandy came home to get on top of her motives.

Virginia got home from work with a promotion, and then everyone napped, so that they were just waking up when I left at 6pm.