Over the course of the project, the Jamestown Rediscovery team has worked with specialists to undertake scientific analyses to answer research questions about features and artifacts. Specialized analyses have ranged from seed and floral analysis to geophysical assessments.

scientific reports

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archaeobotanical analysis

Archer, Steven N.

2006   Jamestown 1611 Well Archaeobotanical Analysis. Report to Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown, VA.

McKnight, Justine W.

2002   Wood Identification. Memorandum to Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown, VA.

McKnight, Justine W.

2011   Archeobotanical Analysis of Archived Soil from the James Fort Period Well. Report to the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, Jamestown, VA.

McKnight, Justine W.

2012   Archeobotanical Analysis of Feature Fill from Three James Fort Period Features. A Pilot Study. Report to the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, Jamestown, VA.

archaeoentomological analysis

King, Gary A., Allison Bain, and Frédéric Dussault

n.d.   Assessment of insect remains from a colonial well (JR2158; Structure 177) at James Fort, Jamestown, Virginia. Report to Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown, VA, from Laboratoire d’archéologie environnementale, CELAT, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

faunal analysis

Andrews, Susan T.

2008   Faunal Analysis of James Fort: Structure 166, Pit 5, Pit 8, Pit 9, Pit 10, and Pit 11. Report to Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown, VA.

Bowen, Joanne, and Susan T. Andrews

2000   The Starving Time at Jamestown: Faunal Analysis of Pit 1, Pit 3, the Bulwark Ditch, Ditch 6, Ditch 7, and Midden 1, James City County Virginia. Report to Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown, VA.

Carlson, Jenna K.

2014   Preliminary Report: Analysis of the Horse Skeleton Recovered from Jamestown Island, Virginia. Report to Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project, Jamestown, VA.

geophysical analysis

Bevan, Bruce W.

2001   Magnetic and Conductivity Surveys at Structures 163 and 165. Report to Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown, VA, from Geosight, Weems, VA.

Bevan, Bruce W.

2003   The Magnetic Map of a Fireplace Base. Report to Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown, VA, from Geosight, Weems, VA.

Bevan, Bruce W.

2009   Geophysical tests in the Jamestown fort. Report to Preservation Virginia, Jamestown, VA, from Geosight, Weems, VA.

materials analysis

Martinon-Torres, Marcos, and Thilo Rehren

2005   Analysis and Interpretation of Some Crucible Fragments from Jamestown. Report to Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown, VA, from Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London, UK.