Archaeology

Introduction to the Archaeology at Governor’s Land
Phase 1 CompleteReport
Phase 2 Complete Report
Phase 3 CompleteReport
Phase 4 DraftReport

Introduction: This section contains the four reports of the James River Institute for Archaeology research conducted at Governor’s Land from 1988 to 1991. The reports contain a vast amount of detailed information, about 2,000 pages, including listings of all of the artifacts found and cataloged – far more than the casual reader will choose to study. However, several sections, particularly the Historical Background sections and details on some of the findings, will be of interest to many. The reports are in PDF format and are fully searchable by key word(s).

To assist you in understanding what is available, we have prepared an Introduction to the Archaeology at Governor’s Land with several links that will take you to specific sections of the reports. The introduction may be accessed with the Introduction to the Archaeology at Governor’s Land button above. The other links lead to the four reports.

The photo below shows excavation work on the 18th fairway in front of today’s club. The outline of the post holes of a Paspahegh structure are clearly evident.

A view of the shore line from the dig site.

A view of the shore line from the dig site.