17th-century artifacts, but not many Jamestown Fort-period items

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Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists picked their way through nearly 1,500 cubic feet of soil this past week, exposing parts of the historic English fort that have not been seen since slaves transformed the site into a Confederate earthwork during the Civil War. The newly uncovered landscape includes evidence of several early fort-period features, including postholes and a possible grave shaft. But far more prominent and still growing is a large, artifact-filled boundary ditch that dates to the last half of the 1600s.

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