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In 1937, an unusual find at a Native American archaeological site in Leedstown led to similar discoveries in modern museums throughout the country and sparked intriguing questions about the history of the site. Join Dr. Julia King as she explores the significance of Leedstown by placing it in multiple contexts.


Dr. Julia King is professor and chair of anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has 30 years experience studying, writing, and teaching about historical archaeology and Chesapeake history and culture. She has held fellowships with Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks, the Virginia Historical Society, and Winterthur Museum and has received six major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 2003 until 2011, Dr. King served as an Expert Member on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a Federal agency that advises the president and Congress on matters of national historic preservation policy.

Dr. Julie King, St. Mary's College, on "Finding Leedstown: What Archaeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place"
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Indigenous Perspectives on the Northern Neck and Power of Place
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