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Beneath the Pavement: A Public Talk on Richmond’s Archaeology

The public is invited to join RVA Archaeology for an introduction to archaeology, with an emphasis on the special nature of cities. Beneath Richmond’s Pavement will be presented by Taft Kiser, former researcher at the VCU Archaeology Research Center (VCU-ARC). During Taft’s years at the VCU-ARC, from 1988 to 1998, the Center carried out hundreds of projects throughout Virginia. He will describe six excavations performed in the City of Richmond, including evidence of the British occupation of Rocketts Landing and dissected human bones found in a well at VCU.

Saturday, August 30th, 10:00 AM – Business meeting to discuss organizational goals (for RVA Archaeology members & people interested in becoming members) – 11:30 to12:30 p.m. Public Talk

This all takes place in the Richmond Public Library (Main), 101 E. Franklin Street. Questions or more details contact:



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  1. The lecture will cover a variety of archaeological projects performed in the city – not just in Shockoe! The presenter, Taft Kiser, used to work at the Archaeological Resource Center at VCU, and they did a variety of projects in the city and around the region.

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