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September 13, 1996

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 13, 1996

* Jamestown Rediscovery announced
* Virginia Colony - English settlement


The top of page 24 has a three column heading: "Dig Into Past Unearths Legendary Fort" with subhead an related photo. (see images)
Complete 1st section only with all 42 pages, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Jamestown Rediscovery is an archaeological project of Preservation Virginia investigating the remains of the original English settlement at Jamestown established in the Virginia Colony in North America beginning on May 14, 1607.
In 1994, at the behest of Preservation Virginia, archaeologist William Kelso began directing excavations at Historic Jamestown on Jamestown Island. By 1996, the Jamestown Rediscovery team had discovered the foundations of the 1607 James Fort, long thought to have disappeared in the waters of the James River.
On April 4 work was begun in the area near the church protected by the 1900 sea wall, and archaeologists quickly discovered early colonial artifacts. In 1996, they successfully located parts of the palisade of the original 1607 James Fort. The governor announced this discovery on September 12.

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