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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 557 - The Archaeology of Colonial Williamsburg and Tidewater Virginia

Spring Credits: 3 Brown.

This course examines the archaeological research on sites located in and around Williamsburg, the capital of the colony of Virginia from 1699-1781. The course explores the contributions that archaeological research has made to understanding the development of Jamestown and Williamsburg, in relation to a regional, plantation-based economy and society. Consideration is also given to larger issues surrounding the relative position of Williamsburg and its hinterland within the Atlantic World. Specific comparisons will be made with the development of other English colonies such as Bermuda and Barbados.