Archaeologists continued to work on the complicated feature that began as a blacksmith site and became a bread oven bakery cellar. The cellar was abandoned and became a trash pit after the ovens collapsed and the building above the cellar fell into disrepair. Artifacts from the trash layers in the cellar date to the first quarter of the 17th century. Notable finds included ivory chess pieces, deer antlers, linen fabric, and a decorative mother-of-pearl fish. The Jamestown Rediscovery team also began to expand the dig to the south and found more posts related to the large James Fort storehouse. Read the Dig Updates below for more of the exciting story of these discoveries.

Dig Update Archive, 2004-present

2008 Dig Updates