Kingsmill

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2 Responses to “Kingsmill”


  1. 1 mal2013 February 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Reading the several archaeological references you posted, I wondered about the possibility of comparing the foodways of the pre-contact residents of Kingsmill to those of the present-day residents. I recalled the work of Bill Rathje who coined the term “garbology.”

    http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/projects/GarbologyOnline/48

    http://uwgarbology.weebly.com

    You should also consult to Swem Special Collections digital archive for oral histories related to Kingsmill.

  2. 2 Kate Previti February 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I don’t know if it will have much or anything terribly relevant to your topic, but it might be worth looking at the dissertation I posted on Blackboard under “Information” – it’s about Williamsburg and it’s called “They’re Turning the Town All Upside Down.” I had suggested it for Kari to look at, but I haven’t read through it in depth.

    This isn’t relevant to your project, but this is my favorite not-so-well=known fact about Kingsmill: one of their sometimes residents is John Hinckley Jr. who tried to assassinate President Reagan: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042302947.html

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