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August 2017

For the past few years between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Jamestown Rediscovery’s seasonal archaeologists have worked on weekends. All are former students in Rediscovery’s summer […]

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July 2017

Thanks to precise and patient trowel work by staff and intern archaeologists, the east churchyard site opened by the 2017 Jamestown Field School students finally yielded […]

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June 2017

Under the guidance of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists in June, students in the 2017 Archaeological Field School opened new test units east of the churchyard. Our goals […]

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May 2017

During May the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology team made major progress in the 1906 Memorial Church as we continued to excavate the interior. Since we began in […]

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April 2017

During April the Jamestown Rediscovery team continued excavations in the 1907 Memorial Church, site of three historic Jamestown churches. They focused on the knight’s tombstone and […]

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March 2017

Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continued excavations in the 1907 Memorial Church this March, focusing on the foundations of the 1617 church. For decades visitors have been able […]

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February 2017

This February, new discoveries in the Memorial Church boosted the Jamestown Rediscovery team’s optimism that more evidence of the third, fourth, and fifth churches on the […]

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January 2017

Although the recent tests in and around the church have been small, they have provided the team with invaluable explanations regarding previous excavations in the early […]

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December 2016

Periodically and weather permitting, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological staff is continuing field work during the winter months. Our primary focus is to expand excavations in the […]

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November 2016

This November, Jamestown Rediscovery completed uncovering James Fort’s 1608 extension, which was first discovered back in 2003. In 2003, while working at the north bulwark, archaeologists […]

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October 2016

Following the completion of the well excavation in September, the Jamestown Rediscovery team concentrated on finishing their excavations of Structure 193’s cellar, located at 1608 James […]

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September 2016

After two years of excavations into the cellar located at the corner of James Fort’s 1608 addition, the team finally focused on excavating the well within […]

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