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Major Reports Available for Download
The Bates Site: Investigation of a Quaker Merchant. 1990.
Block 9 in the 18th Century
Block 9 in the Eighteenth Century: The Social and Architectural Context of the Shields Tavern Property. 1986.
Archaeological Investigations at the Brush-Everard Site Williamsburg, Virginia. 1999.
Bruton Heights Report
"Upon the Palisado" and Other Stories of Place from Bruton Heights. 1998.
Bush Hill House
The Architectural and Archaeological Analysis of Bush Hill, the Garrison, St. Michael, Barbados. 2001.
City Map Project
Williamsburg Cultural Resources Map Project: City of Williamsburg. 1996.
Common People and Their Material World: Free Men and Women in the Chesapeake, 1700-1830. 1995.
Ethnicity and Identity Formation
Historical Archaeology, Identity Formation, and the Interpretation of Ethnicity. 1999.
Hampton University Archaeological Project. 1989.
James Anderson Outbuildings
Anderson's Blacksmith Shop: A Case for the Tinsmith among the Anvils. 2002.
Locust Grove Testing
Phase II Archaeological Investigation of the Locust Grove Tract, Carter’s Grove Plantation. 1992.
Nassau Street Ordinary
Nassau Street Site Summer 1999 Excavations. 2000.
Old Elliot School
Archaeology of the Old Elliot School. 2001.
A View from the Top: Archaeological Investigations of Peyton Randolph’s Urban Plantation. 1988.
Port Anne Phase III
Archaeology at Port Anne: A Report on Site CL7, An Early 17th-Century Colonial Site. 1987.
Department of Archaeological Research: Research Summaries and Propsectus, 2002. 2002.
Resource Protection Plan
Toward a Resource Protection Process: James City County, York County, City of Poquoson, City of Williamsburg. 1985.
Resource Protection Planning Revisited
Resource Protection Planning Revisited: James City County, York County, and City of Williamsburg. 1991.
Rich Neck Descriptive Report
Rich Neck Plantation (44WB52): Description of the Features. 2003.
Rich Neck Interim Report
Interim Report: The Archaeology of Rich Neck Plantation. 1999.
Rich Neck Slave Quarter
An Archaeological Study of the Rich Neck Slave Quarter and Enslaved Domestic Life. 2004.
Rich Neck Small Cellar
Archaeological Excavation of a Small Cellar on Rich Neck Plantation. 1999.
Archaeological Investigations of the Shields Tavern Site. 1990.
Site CG-8 (44JC647)
Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Houselot at Martin's Hundred, Virginia. 2004.
Archaeological Excavations on the Tazewell Hall Property. 1986.