JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) - Seven years after archaeologists discovered evidence of the fort built when Jamestown was founded in 1607, they finally know how big the triangle-shaped log enclosure was.
Digging this summer unearthed evidence of the fort's western wall and north corner, defining the fort's shape for the first time and indicating it actually enclosed 1.1 acres, said William Kelso, director of archaeology for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
Previously, archaeologists thought the fort covered 1.75 acres, based on historical documents and the 1996 discovery of the enclosure's east corner.
The goal is to analyze the interior to learn more about the architecture and come up with a town plan.
Team finally defines size, shape of Jamestown fort
Published: Thu Aug 28, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:18 p.m.