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THE THINGS THEY LEFT BEHIND -
Archaeological Discoveries of Virginia’s Earliest Colonists
Bly Straube has worked on archaeological projects in the Williamsburg area since 1973, and was one of the founding members of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project in 1994, where she served as Senior Curator for more than twenty years. She was part of the archaeological team that located the original James Fort, the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
“It’s like a big detective story that we’re bringing to life,” Straube says of her work. “You never know what’s going to come in next. I am never, ever bored.”
Straube is currently serving as an independent material culture specialist, serving as an NEH Humanities Scholar consulting with Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland, and Interim Curator for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, among many other projects.
The Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Lecture Series is Free and Open To The Public