Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation welcomes new curatorial services director

The former director of archaeology at George Washington’s Mount Vernon joined Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation as the agency’s new director of curatorial services Friday.

Luke Pecoraro, a historical archaeologist, will lead research, exhibit development and collections management at both the American Revolution Museum and Jamestown Settlement, according to a foundation news release.

Pecoraro has experience working in cultural resource management archaeology at prehistoric and historic sites in New England, the mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay areas. He spent several years as a staff archaeologist at Historic Jamestowne. Pecoraro is currently a research archaeologist for the First Colony Foundation, which is looking for the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, the release states.

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Pecoraro also holds doctoral and master’s degrees from Boston University. He was named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “40 under 40: People Saving Places,” the release states.

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