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The Pamunkey Indians of Virginia

Join members of the Pamunkey Tribe at 5:30 p.m. on October 30th as they explore the past and present of Virginia's native peoples during a special roundtable discussion. The 2014 World of Pocahontas programming commemorates the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas' marriage and the seventeenth-century cultural exchange of the emerging Atlantic world. Tribal members of Pocahontas' natal community will provide perspectives on Virginia's contemporary tribes, traditional culture, and plans for the future. 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...

Jim Horn, the Bishop of London, and Bill Kelso

Jim Horn, the Bishop of London, and Bill Kelso
Jim Horn, the Bishop of London, and Bill Kelso
Thomas Ravis was the Bishop of London when English settlers built James Fort in 1607. His successor, the Right Rev. and Right Honorable Richard Chartres, came to review the fort site Oct. 25, 2014.

"You are very accommodating. You even have the right flag," he said as he stood within the triangle fort. 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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The Indigenous Chesapeake
Saturday, November 1 2014 at 10:00 AM

“at Christmas be mery”: A Special Holiday Evening at Historic Jamestowne
Saturday, December 13 2014

“at Christmas be mery”: A Special Holiday Evening at Historic Jamestowne
Friday, December 19 2014

his brass lion, barely one inch tall, served a very important purpose. It is a counterweight from a weight and scale box made in Nuremberg, Germany. more...
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