A 360-degree photo inside the burial structure.

November 2023

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have completed the disinterment of three individuals from the 1607 burial ground. Located inside the southwest corner of James Fort, approximately 36 […]

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A 360 degree view of the archaeologists involved in the 2023 burial excavations.

October 2023

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have returned to the 1607 burial ground and are preparing to disinter three individuals who died in the first few months of […]

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The spoon found in the Governor's Well

Dishing Up Data

Ongoing Analysis and Conservation of the Spoon from the Governor’s Well Excavations on the Governor’s Well uncovered many incredible artifacts, like a sword, two sword hilts, […]

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Four different types of buttons excavated at Jamestown

Working with “Old Stuff,” Part 2

Building the Jamestown reference collection for buttons Jamestown Rediscovery, Ava Geisel Jamestown recently said goodbye to Ava Geisel, who interned in Collections as part of her […]

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September 2023

The bottom of the ca. 1617 Governor’s Well has been reached, and while fighting a constant battle against water, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have excavated a […]

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Archaeologists Anna Shackelford, Natalie Reid, and David Givens at the Governor's Well.

August 2023

August was one of our busiest months this summer. The archaeology and laboratory teams both have several exciting projects in process, and the teams are working […]

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Working with “Old Stuff”

A collections intern reflects on her year in the Vault Jamestown Rediscovery, Ava Geisel Jamestown recently said goodbye to Ava Geisel, who interned in Collections as […]

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Artist's interpretation of African woman

Commemorating the First Africans

Revealing the contradictions of the past Author: Mark Summers, Public Historian & Director of Public & Youth Programs In late August 1619, the first Africans arrived […]

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2023 week 1 Kids Camp attendees and archaeology staff

July 2023

Jamestown Rediscovery was happy to have the summer’s first Kids Camp attendees excavating the clay borrow pit this month. The campers were a huge help in […]

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Archaeologists and Field School students digging at the clay borrow pit excavations.

June 2023

The 2023 Field School is in full swing and the students and Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are digging in four key areas north of James Fort. Close […]

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May 2023 Dig Update

May 2023

The 2023 Archaeological Field School is about to begin and these students will be excavating areas of great importance to the understanding of the 1608 “flag” […]

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Staff Archaeologist Natalie Reid explains the excavations of the 1608 ditch and 1610s well during an archaeology tour.

April 2023

Archaeology is advancing our understanding of a ditch thought to date to 1608 as excavations on a segment of it near completion. A few feet to […]

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