By Malcolm Billings BBC News, Jamestown
The Queen has arrived in the US to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia - although many Americans will still tell you it was in Plymouth, Massachusetts - 13 years later.
"They all thought that I'd taken leave of my senses," archaeologist Bill Kelso told me when we met by the James River.
"Everyone," he said, "believed that the Jamestown fort of 1607 had been washed away and lost to the river".
"When I started to dig in 1993 my archaeological expedition had a staff of one and that was me."
Bill Kelso led me to the river bank where he began to dig with a trowel in 1993.
"Quite near the surface I struck some pieces of pottery and a clay pipe. I'd seen the same sort of thing on 17th century sites in England so I kept digging," he said.Original article with illustration
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