Jamestown Rediscovery is proud to release Church and State: The Archaeology of the Foundations of Democracy, a new publication summarizing the archaeological investigations of Jamestown’s 1907 Memorial Church and historic 17th-century tower. The book recounts the team’s search for Jamestown’s 1617 Church, where Virginia’s first General Assembly was held in 1619 and where democracy in America was born. During the three years of excavations, archaeologists not only discovered astounding features of the 1617 church as hoped, but also a number of burials, including a particularly mysterious one of a high-status individual. Through historical evidence, ground-breaking scientific techniques, and in-depth archaeology, Jamestown Rediscovery seeks to understand the hidden stories of our nation’s past, buried deep where it all began. Church and State: The Archaeology of the Foundations of Democracy offers an inside perspective of the team’s discoveries, enabling the reader a unique opportunity to be part of that investigative journey.
Title: Church & State: The Archaeology of the Foundations of Democracy
Authors: David Givens, Mary Anna Hartley, Dr. James Horn, and Michael Lavin
Published: June 2020