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Brown, Harpole to discuss New Quarter Park excavations

Dave Brown and Thane Harpole, co-directors of the Fairfield Foundation in Gloucester, will discuss archaeological excavations at New Quarter Park next week, during the Wednesday, Sept. 26, meeting of the Historic Triangle Chapter, Archeological Society of Virginia.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, 1500 Commonwealth Avenue.

The Fairfield Foundation, named for the organization’s Fairfield plantation site in Gloucester, is a not-for-profit organization focused on hands-on public engagement with archeology, education and preservation, a release said.

Fairfield was built in 1694 by Lewis Burwell II, who inherited property (today’s Cheatham Annex area) in York County. When York County and the Fairfield Foundation partnered to offer twice-annual two-day public archeology programs at New Quarter Park in 2013, Brown and Harpole were especially interested in the Burwell family connection to the property, th...

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