In 2018, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are continuing their preparations for the 2019 commemorations with excavations linked to the meeting of the first representative government at Jamestown, and excavations related to the site where one of the first African women in the colony was living and working. The excavations in the 1907 Memorial Church are uncovering evidence for the church constructed in 1617, where the first elected assembly met. In addition, the crew is in preparation for the instillation new exhibits about the excavations, the historic church, and the historic events surrounding this location. The site of First Africans is named for a woman, Angela, who is listed in the household of Captain William Pierce, and this site is located on the National Park Service portion of Jamestown Island. Jamestown Rediscovery is working with the National Park Service under a Civil Rights Initiative grant to excavate the Angela site for more insight into the landscape of the world she would have known.

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