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Free UVA Exhibit Features Artifacts from 10,000 B.C.

Posted: Updated: Jan 4, 2013 05:19 PM EST

A free exhibit at the University of Virginia is featuring hundreds of artifacts from one of the most historic properties in the Western Hemisphere.    

The exhibit called "Layers of the Past - Discoveries at Flowerdew Hundred" is in the Harrison Institute through July.

It showcases items like pottery and farm tools found at the Flowerdew Hundred Plantation, located just over 20 miles upriver from Jamestown.

"It's a collection that was first studied and now deserves new study.  And so what's new, in some of the cases actually, it has some indications of all the new methods that can be used to study archaeological material including satellite photographs, chemical analysis, so it's a bunch of material that needs new approaches to learn everything they can learn about it," said Harrison Institute Director Hope Perkins.

Perkins said the artifacts date from as far back as 10,000 B.C. to as recently as the Civil War.

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