JC Lions learn about local environmental archaeology

Mr. Stephan Atkins (Associate Curator of Environmental Archaeology), who joined Colonial Williamsburg's Department of Archaeological Research in 1990, recently briefed James City Lions at their breakfast meeting. He discussed what researchers can learn from examining colonial era soils, plants, oyster shells, and faunal remains. Also, he explained how their findings allow researchers to reconstruct past environments and understand how and why people developed and lived on different landscapes. Pictured (l-r) are Lion Bob Fischer, Atkins, and Lion Phil Pryor (club president).

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