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Archeologists begin season at Historic Jamestowne

Saturday - 4/7/2012, 11:03am  ET

JAMESTOWN, Va. - Archeologists at Historic Jamestowne are kicking off their 19th field season.

Officials say Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are inviting visitors on Saturday to meet the team, tour the dig site and learn about excavation plans for the 2012 season. Visitors also can learn about life from an early settler's perspective, observe blacksmiths at work and participate in family activities.

Excavation plans for 2012 will focus on several areas at the 1607 fort site including the "middest of the fort." That's where additional buildings and a well might be located as well as the possible site of a barracks for common soldiers.

Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America.

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