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The Resource Jordan's Point, Virginia : archaeology in perspective, prehistoric to modern times, Martha W. McCartney

Jordan's Point, Virginia : archaeology in perspective, prehistoric to modern times, Martha W. McCartney

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Jordan's Point, Virginia : archaeology in perspective, prehistoric to modern times
Title
Jordan's Point, Virginia
Title remainder
archaeology in perspective, prehistoric to modern times
Statement of responsibility
Martha W. McCartney
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jordan's Point, a nearly triangular promontory in the James River, is situated in Prince George County, just east of the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers. A broad terrace overlooking the James, Jordan's Point is bounded by small streams, tidal marshes, and protective uplands that rise to a height of 100 feet or more. In 1607, when the first European colonists saw Jordan's Point, it was graced by the homes and cleared fields of natives they would call the Weyanoke. Virginia colonist Samuel Jordan established a community called Jordan's Journey around 1621, giving his name to what became known as Jordan's Point. In time, the settlement became a hub of social and political life. By 1660, Jordan's Point had come into the possession of the Blands, one of England's most important mercantile families. They leased their property to one or more of their agents, usually merchants and mariners involved in inter-colonial trade. Richard Bland I and his descendants developed Jordan's Point into a family seat and working plantation they retained until after the Civil War. At Jordan's Point enslaved men, women, and children toiled in the fields, enabling the Blands to prosper. Richard Bland IV went on to become a distinguished American patriot, and one of his sons became a physician. Featuring more than one hundred photos and illustrations, most in color, and intended for a general reader, Jordan's Point, Virginia: Archaeology in Perspective, Prehistoric to Modern Times tells the story of Jordan's Point, which spans thousands of years, through the cultural features that archaeologists have unearthed there. This is a book that will attract readers interested in Native American studies, Virginia and colonial history, and archaeology
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YDXCP
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1937-
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McCartney, Martha W.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Local author's project
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jordan's Point (Prince George County, Va.)
  • Prince George County (Va.)
  • Archaeology and history
  • Bland family
Target audience
adult
Label
Jordan's Point, Virginia : archaeology in perspective, prehistoric to modern times, Martha W. McCartney
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia's native people -- Cultures collide -- The colony takes root -- Jordan's Journey -- The archaeology of Jordan's Journey -- The context of settlement -- The Blands of Jordan's Journey -- Entering a new era -- The beginning of the end
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 134 pages
Isbn
9780615455402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • 733731380
  • (OCoLC)733731380
Label
Jordan's Point, Virginia : archaeology in perspective, prehistoric to modern times, Martha W. McCartney
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Virginia's native people -- Cultures collide -- The colony takes root -- Jordan's Journey -- The archaeology of Jordan's Journey -- The context of settlement -- The Blands of Jordan's Journey -- Entering a new era -- The beginning of the end
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 134 pages
Isbn
9780615455402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • 733731380
  • (OCoLC)733731380

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