Science: Treasure of Flowerdew

Located in the heart of Tidewater Virginia, the 1,400-acre farm is hardly distinguishable from its neighbors along the James River. There are fields of soybeans, corn and peanuts; well-fed cattle roam the pastures. Only its name seems special: "Flowerdew Hundred" has survived almost intact since 1618 when it was chosen by its first owner, Governor Sir George Yeardley, in honor of his wife, Temperance Flowerdieu ("hundred" is an old English land division). But now Flowerdew Hundred has acquired unexpected fame: within its boundaries, diggers have discovered the remains of one of the earliest...

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