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Ovens on the Edge, How the First European Colonists Baked Bread, 1590-1640, Lecture and Book Signing

Ovens on the Edge, How the First European Colonists Baked Bread, 1590-1640, Lecture and Book Signing
Cooking with Fire
Join us for a lecture and book signing on Sunday, September 14 with food historian Paula Marcoux as she relates the story of the earliest colonial baking and highlights the discovery of ovens found by archaeologists at Jamestown and other historic sites. Marcoux is the author of newly-released book, Cooking With Fire. 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?

Dr. Kelso troweling in the pit feature
Dr. Kelso troweling in the pit feature
Interesting artifacts started appearing even as Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists did preliminary preparation of the large pit feature near the corner of the James Fort extension.

The archaeologists trowel cleaned the outlines of the pit so they could map its dimensions before beginning their detailed excavation of the feature this week. And artifacts began to appear. more...



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Tuesday, September 2 2014 at 10:00 AM

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Wednesday, September 10 2014 at 3:00 PM

Ovens on the Edge: How the First European Colonists Baked Bread, 1590-1640
Sunday, September 14 2014 at 2:00 PM

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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