THESE BOOKS ARE BEING SOLD DIRECTLY BY THE AUTHOR AND SIGNED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE
After the last 20+ years of serious searching for items lost by Virginia’s earliest settlers, the author, Bill Dancy, has just published a large volume entitled “DISCOVERING VIRGINIA’S COLONIAL ARTIFACTS – A Comprehensive Guide to Recovery, Identification and Preservation”. This book is almost 400 pages in length and packed with nearly 1000 color photos of 16th thru 18th century artifacts the author has personally recovered throughout historic southeast Virginia. It’s also believed to be the first of its kind in this subject matter area to hit the market. It covers a wide range of pertinent topics including research methods, how to secure permission, how to search sites, finding and excavating trash pits, artifact cleaning, preservation, documentation and display, ethics, along with detailed discussions of all the major categories of colonial artifacts to help with more precise identification and dating of finds. The attached photos provide a glimpse of some sample pages, including the Table of Contents that provides a better idea of the specific scope of the book which basically doubles as both a “how-to” manual and a colonial artifact “encyclopedia". It also contains 40 sidebars scattered throughout the book that expand on various topics of interest plus a listing of “Suggested Resources” at the end of most chapters that identifies other publications, websites, technical papers, etc., for additional reading if desired. Additionally, the book includes 9 appendices to provide supplemental material along with copies of 3 of the 30 magazine articles the author has written in recent years that document some of his finds and experiences including the story behind the incredible recovery of an ultra-rare Lord Baltimore silver sixpence. It’s printed in all color on high quality, glossy stock and is contained within a heavy and attractive hardcover. Whether you’re a relic hunter, history buff or antiquities collector, this book will be of interest to you. These books are being sold directly by the author, and each copy will be signed and dated unless otherwise requested. Shipping to continental US locations only.