The Virginia Adventure: Roanoke to James Towne : an Archaeological and Historical Odyssey

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University Press of Virginia, 1997 - History - 491 pages
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In The Virginia Adventure, Noel Hume turns his attention to the two earliest English settlements in Virginia, Roanoke and James Towne, with fascinating results. Combining information gathered through excavations of the sites with contemporary accounts from journals, letters, and official records of the period, the author illuminates the exploits of Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the dissapearance of the Roanoke colony.

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THE VIRGINIA ADVENTURE: Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey

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Grounding his story in documentary and fragmentary archaeological evidence, British archaeologist Hume (Martin's Hundred, 1982) tantalizingly reconstructs the history of the earliest English ... Read full review

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In his latest book since Martin's Hundred (LJ 3/15/82), Hume, chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg for 35 years, brings his diverse talents to bear on the historical archaeology of the Roanoke ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Ivor Noel Hume is the former director of Colonial Williamsburg's archaeological research program and the author of fifteen books, including Martin's Hundred (available from the University of Virginia Press). Noel Hume lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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