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The World of Pocahontas
2014 Jamestown Conference

The staff of Preservation Virginia's Jamestown Rediscovery Project, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Department of Architectural and Archaeological Research are pleased to announce that the 2014 Jamestown Conference will be held on Thursday, November 20, in Williamsburg, VA. The conference will be in Colonial Williamsburg's Lane Auditorium at the Bruton Heights complex from 9:00 am to approximately 4:30 pm. more...

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...

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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?


Kentucky ground-penetrating radar team at Jamestown
A Kentucky team has used ground-penetrating radar to explore sites in Mexico, Italy, and across their own commonwealth. This month they took their own time to drive nine hours so they could explore the landscape around James Fort. 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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“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

notable artifact found in the summer of 2008 is a brass medallion bearing the likeness of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange. more...
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