Photo Hunt: RARE
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This weeks theme is Rare and I have to admit my first thought was a big juicy steak. The problem was I didn't have any steaks in the freezer and I couldn't think of anything else to use for a photo until the other day when my husband and I took a trip to Historic Jamestown Virginia.
In my post on April 26 I shared some photos and talked a little about my trip to Jamestown. I told my readers that I had some more photos to share but would not post them until today because what I photographed was RARE.
I think they are because we arrived on a day when ABC News was there doing a document for the 400th anniversary that is coming up on May 13, 2007.
We got there just in time to see some of the interviews that were going on.
Jamestown is located on the banks of the beautiful James River and you can tell that one of the camera men was enjoying the day.
We were lucky enough to witness some of the excavations of a new area. They were not sure at the time of the photos if they were digging an old well, but old wells are where most of the artifacts of that time period have been found. They did know that they had found something and we got to watch! It is very delicate work to sift through the layers of dirt in hopes of finding a RARE piece from the original settlement.
First the dirt was put into buckets where it was tagged
Then they are taken to a special area where it is placed a little bit at a time on a screen and washed.
If they find something it is set aside
Depending on what they find some pieces will be taken to another area and cleaned again then later placed in the museum here on the island.
As you can see from the following photos, several pieces of old pottery were found. Just look at that beautiful shade of green. It is hard to imagine this piece is probably 400 years old.
Can you see the tiny beads in the tray? They would have been used for trading with the Indians in the area.
There are some old nails there too. Do you see the bone?
Just take a look at this.
It is an old lock from a ship..What a RARE find!!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed viewing my photos as much as I enjoyed taking them for you. It was a fun day that I will remmeber for a long time.
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If you want to know more about Jamestown or view the other photos I took that day please see my post from April 26th.