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Spring 5-12-2011


In November of 2010, Dr. Michael Blakey, director of the Institute for Historical Biology, was contacted by archaeologist Andrew Edwards of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation notifying him of the discovery of human remains during an excavation of the James Anderson’s Public Armoury, located near Francis Street in Colonial Williamsburg. After consultation, it was decided that the remains of the two individuals would be transferred to the Institute for Historical Biology for inventory and analysis. The first individual was transferred on January 5th, 2011 from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s collections facility, where it had been cleaned by conservator, Emily Williams, and the second individual was transferred directly from the archaeological site March 17th, 2011.

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William & Mary Institute for Historical Biology



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