73 results found for: 1617 Church

The Virtual 1617 Church

The archaeological remains of the 1617 church are fragmentary, but digital 3-dimensional (3-D) modeling has been used to visualize the building’s appearance as it looked when […]

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History of the 1617 Church

Jamestown and its churches have gone through many incarnations. The very first Christian services were held beneath a piece of sailcloth attached to trees in the […]

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The 1617 Church Site

The Jamestown Rediscovery team has been excavating outside of the Memorial Church to learn more about the 1617 church, as well as the two later 17th-century […]

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Church and State: The Archaeology of the Foundations of Democracy

By David Givens, Mary Anna Hartley, Dr. James Horn, and Michael Lavin

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History of the 1608 Church

The 1608 church was a post-in-ground building measuring 64 feet by 24 feet. Named one of 2010’s 10 most significant archaeological discoveries in the world by […]

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17th-century Church Tower

Reminders of the Capital The 17th-century brick church tower is the last surviving above-ground structure from the days when Jamestown was the capital of Virginia. The […]

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Phase II of repairs to church tower completed

In 2014 historic trades workers from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, maintenance workers from Preservation Virginia, and two master masons completed the second phase of repairs to […]

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Cabinet official visits 1608 church site

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited the James Fort site to see the latest archaeological discoveries on June 29, 2011. He toured all three […]

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June 2020

The Jamestown Rediscovery team recently returned to Jamestown Island, after spending the last several weeks working remotely. While we have not been able to excavate on […]

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Reconstructing James Fort

visualizing the evidence Experimental Archaeology: Bringing Jamestown’s Early Church to Life mud and stud Most early buildings at James Fort were of earthfast or post-in-ground construction. […]

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May 2020

Since closing due to COVID-19, the Jamestown team has been working remotely on a variety of projects. These are things that would normally go on behind […]

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History Timeline

explore the history of jamestown’s early years The Fort Period at Jamestown lasted from 1607, when the first colonists arrived, to circa 1624. By then, the […]

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