Ivor Noël Hume is one of the founders of historical archaeology in North America and has long championed the integration of documentary and archaeological evidence for understanding the past. As the chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg for three decades, he directed numerous excavations and literally wrote the book on colonial artifacts. Committed to sharing research findings with the public, he led the way through varied publications and films and developed the first major exhibits about colonial archaeology in the United States. His most well-known project is the exploration and exhibition of the early seventeenth-century Virginia settlement of Martin's Hundred.
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