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The Skiffes Creek Curation, Conservation, and Research Collection Plan (“Plan”), which was developed in fulfillment of the requirements of Stipulation III.c.1.C of the Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Transmission Line Project memorandum of agreement (“MOA”), states that the Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Virginia (“Dominion Energy”) shall…
Working with appropriate curators submit to the Signatories and Consulting Parties of this MOA a draft plan for conservation, preservation, and study of artifact collections from previously excavated archaeological sites throughout the APE which shall include Jamestown, Martin’s Hundred, Carter’s Grove, and Kingsmill, as well as partnership projects with a focus on understanding and interpreting the colony’s first settlers and their human response to the new environment and climate. [Note: As defined here, study is not limited to artifact collections and data from Jamestown, Martin’s Hundred, Carter’s Grove, and Kingsmill but is open to collections and data from all sites located within the Chesapeake region as it was known and defined in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. See project eligibility criteria below.]
The Plan, which was accepted by the signatories of the MOA in December 2017, provides for creation of an Editorial Board and outlines a general process and framework for identifying research projects related to the study of the material cultural of the Chesapeake as it was known and defined in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The Editorial Board includes representatives from Historic Jamestowne, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, Council of Virginia Archaeologists (COVA), American University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
This call for grant applications, issued by The Conservation Fund (TCF) on behalf of the Editorial Board, is in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Plan and the MOA. Funding for individual research projects will be awarded up to $25,000.00 per project. For a complete description of project eligibility and application requirements, please visit https://www.conservationfund.org/images/FINAL_Material_Culture_Studies_C...
Heather Richards, Virginia State Director
The Conservation Fund