In March of 2016, our field crew embarked on an intensive archaeological investigation on the campus of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) at Gloucester Point, ahead of proposed construction of a large new facility. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, we worked diligently to explore all of the areas to be impacted by the […]
The Battle of the Hook, and researching Gloucester’s Revolutionary War landscape
The Battle of the Hook returned to Gloucester this weekend! As this mock battle unfolded, we reflected on the changes to Gloucester County since 1781, and how the intervening history affects us today. We are no longer colonies battling against the British empire, yet the Revolutionary War, and the ideas and ideals that emerged from […]
Archaeology at the Battle of the Hook!
Raise your hand if you like archaeology. Okay, now raise your hand if it’s been too long since you last visited the beautiful grounds of Gloucester’s historic Warner Hall. Anybody with a love of local history? How about a Revolutionary War enthusiast? Go ahead, raise your hand for those things, too. Or maybe colonial re-enactments […]