Field Reports


Ongoing Information

These reports represent the current thinking at the time of their publication, some of the conclusions and theories postulated at the time of their printing have changed or will change as a result of further research and excavations. They are interim reports and do not represent the final conclusions of the Jamestown Rediscovery staff. The first series of reports detail the Jamestown Rediscovery excavations in and around the James Fort site.

A report submitted to Jamestown Rediscovery details a complex of buildings on the western end of the island called the Ludwell Statehouse Group, where the fifth and final statehouse at Jamestown resided is available here.

Additionally, there are two reports from several nearby Virginia Company period (1607-1624) sites, the Reverend Richard Buck site and the George Sandys site, that were excavated by the Jamestown Rediscovery staff in the late 1990s, and a report on archaeology at Arlington, a 17th century plantation home of the Custis family on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

These reports are available for download below individually


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1994 Interim Field Report: The first year. Download 
1995 Interim Field Report: Excavations, artifacts, and discussion. Download 
1996 Interim Field Report: Excavations and selected artifacts. Download 
1997 Interim Field Report: Pits, bastions, bricks, and beads. Download 
1998 Interim Field Report: Pit House and cloth seals. Download 
1999 Interim Field Report: Summaries and Native trade. Download 
2000-2006 Interim Field Report: Analysis of excavations from this period. Download 
2007-2010 Interim Field Report: Structures, burials, pits, ditches, and artifacts. Download 
Description and analysis of Structure 144 Jamestown, Virginia  Download 
Archaeological Excavations at 44JC568, The Reverend Richard Buck Site Download 
At the Edge of the Precipice: Frontier Ventures, Jamestown’s Hinterland, and the Archaeology of 44JC802 Download 
Archaeology at Arlington: Excavations at the Ancestral Custis Plantation, Northampton County, Virginia Download 

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