Friday, July 4, 2008

Just in Time for July 4th: Discovery of Washington's Boyhood Home Announced

Yesterday a colleague informed that CNN has reported that a team of archaeologists have identified the remains of the boyhood home of George Washington, who commanded the Continental Army against the British Crown and who then served as our nation's first president. Read the full article here.

If true, this is an exciting discovery. I hope it's not just hype as was the reported bust of Caesar from Arles.

I would be interesed in hearing some thoughts as to the validity of the identification of the home, especially from any New World archaeologists or historians who happen upon this post.

Happy 4th of July!


Anonymous said...

Dear Sir:
We would be very happy to talk to you about our discovery of the remains of George Washington's boyhood home. Please feel free to contact me or check out our website at
thank you,
Paula Raudenbush
Director of Marketing and Communication
The George Washington Foundation


Thank you for the contact. After visiting the link in the above comment, I found this press release which reveals more information: "Long sought boyhood home of George Washington found


New York Times
piece on this discovery also has more information and some photographs of the excavations and finds