This is the current excavation season. In the lab Jamestown Rediscovery curators and conservators continue to process the finds from the previous season. Many of the artifacts undergoing conservation were discovered in the backfilled cellar of a James Fort period building found at the northeast corner of the fort’s 1608 addition. Work this season will focus on a well shaft in the bottom of the cellar. Archaeologists will also be exploring areas in and around the early-20th-century Memorial Church in order to better understand the earlier churches that stood there between 1617 and 1750. 2019 will mark the 400th anniversary of representative government in the western hemisphere. The first General Assembly was convened in Jamestown’s church from July 30 to August 4, 1619, so archaeologists will be hoping to learn more about building where the meeting took place.

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