conserved pistol with corroded stock

Probing Deep into Conservation

Reaching into the muck, the words “Is it a snaphaunce, a matchlock? It’s mostly brass covered in mud!” rang out amongst the crowd of local, national […]

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Conserving a Jack of Plate

In 2005, while excavating a soldier’s pit (Pit 8), archaeologists came upon a mass of these small iron plates. Called a jack of plate, this artifact […]

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Pick being used to remove corrosion on a backplate

Back to the Backplate

In 2007, a substantial piece of armor was recovered from Structure 183, the Blacksmith Shop/Bakery. The artifact is a backplate, a piece worn with a breastplate […]

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Children watch archaeologists shovel

May 2019

Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists spent most of May excavating in the area around the entrance gate to assist with the monument’s restoration and surrounding landscaping. Donated by […]

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