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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...

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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?

Brick with fingerprints
Brick with fingerprints
The pieces of brick found in large depression just north of the 1907 Memorial Church could be remnants from a brick church that stood more than 300 years ago.

The bowl-shaped depression near the Pocahontas statue was full of broken bricks, some with mortar still on them. None of the bricks in this feature were intact, said Senior Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeologist Danny Schmidt. 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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In the Trenches Tour
Tuesday, August 5 2014 at 10:00 AM

Curator's Artifact Tour
Wednesday, August 13 2014 at 3:00 PM

William Strachey: Jamestown Journalist
Saturday, August 16 2014

his copper pendant was found sealed beneath the oldest of several working surfaces in the buried cellar of James Fort's 1607 experimental ironworking building. Bly Straube, Senior Curator at Historic Jamestowne suggests the object may depict a Virginia Indian in such detail that it could have been used in the fort as an identification badge. more...
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