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2014 Archaeology Day at Historic Jamestowne

Archaeology at the North Church site
Dr. Kelso digging with staff and students at the North Church site
In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, visitors can meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 am - 4 pm to learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2014 field season. Archaeology Day is sponsored by The Edward Maria Wingfield Endowment Fund, established by The Wingfield Family Society to honor Wingfield as soldier, investor and Jamestown's first president. To learn more about the day's events, click here. more...

The World of Pocahontas
World of Pocahontas, Unearthed exhibition

World of Pocahontas, Unearthed exhibition
The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed exhibition
A new exhibit now open at Historic Jamestowne reveals new details about the material world of Virginia's Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. "The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed" draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort that have illuminated the lifeways of the Chesapeake's Indian peoples in the early contact period of 1607-1614 at Jamestown. more...

Jane's Homepage
Jane's rediscovery is an Archaeology worldwide top 10

For the second time in four years, the work of the Jamestown Rediscovery staff has made Archaeology Magazine's list of Top 10 Discoveries of the Year worldwide. The find announced last May was the first forensic evidence of survival cannibalism in a European colony in North America. more...

Where are We Digging Now?


Conservator Dan Gamble excavating a fragile iron artifact in the pit feature
The button from a doublet jacket of the type Captain John Smith wore in his portrait. A copper alloy finger ring with the remains of gilding on the inside. A small copper alloy hinge that could have fastened a book or a small box.

These artifacts came out of the large pit feature near the corner of the James Fort extension in the last weeks of September. But archaeologists for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project are wondering why more artifacts haven't come out of the feature. more...



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istoric Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation on behalf of Preservation Virginia.


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Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, October 22 2014 at 3:00 PM

The Pamunkey Indians of Virginia
Thursday, October 30 2014 at 5:30 PM

The Indigenous Chesapeake
Saturday, November 1 2014 at 10:00 AM

he early 17th-century gold ring depicts a skull with the initials C L and the Latin legend: Memento Mori or "remember thy death." Bly Straube, Historic Jamestown's Senior Curator, speculates that the initials could be attributed to Captain Christopher Lawne who was a member of the first Virginia General Assembly. more...
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