Professor of Anthropology Julia A. King was recently awarded a prestigious Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture / Jamestown Rediscovery Fellowship for her project, “Political Development and Virginia’s Plantation Landscape.” Professor King plans to compare patterns of landscape observed for the Calvert family and their allies in Maryland with those of political leaders in Virginia to document differences between a royal and a proprietary colony. The Calverts established strongholds across the Maryland colony while, in Virginia, Governor Berkeley worked to concentrate power at Jamestown. But did it work? King will study archaeological assemblages associated with Virginia’s leaders to address that question. The OIEAHC is based at The College of William and Mary; Jamestown Rediscovery is a program of Preservation Virginia focused on the colony’s first settlement and capital.
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