Staff and delegation pose for a group photo

Iraqi museum officials visit Historic Jamestowne

The National Park Service reported that a delegation of 10 Iraqi museum directors, archeologists and cultural heritage experts visited Colonial National Historical Park and Historic Jamestowne in […]

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Conservator looking through a microscope

February 2015

Working in the archaeological lab this winter, assistant conservator Katy Corneli has spent some of her time conserving small copper-alloy artifacts. Much of the work is […]

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Two views of a dagger before and after conservation

Conserve To Preserve

After artifacts are removed from the soil by the archaeologist, they go to the lab located on Jamestown Island to be processed and preserved. This is the job of the conservator.

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Small copper alloy latch

January 2015

 This winter Senior Conservator Dan Gamble has been conserving and researching artifacts associated with early modern European books. Twenty years of excavations at the James […]

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December 2014

 It’s now likely that this summer’s work by the Jamestown Rediscovery team has uncovered a second fort period structure outside the James Fort’s original triangular palisade. In […]

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John Smith statue and a brick church tower surrounded by a scaffold in the background

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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man pushes a ground penetrating radar unit along a transect line

November 2014

 A Kentucky team has used ground-penetrating radar to explore sites in Mexico, Italy, and across their own commonwealth. This month they took their own time […]

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October 2014

 A corner may be emerging in the large pit feature found just northeast of the 1608 James Fort extension, but there is not yet a […]

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Archaeologist speaks to a group of visitors

September 2014

 The button from a doublet jacket of the type Captain John Smith wore in his portrait. A copper alloy finger ring with the remains of […]

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Man films archaeologist excavating

August 2014

 Interesting artifacts started appearing even as Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists did preliminary preparation of the large pit feature near the corner of the James Fort extension. […]

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July 2014

 The pieces of brick found in large depression just north of the 1907 Memorial Church could be remnants from a brick church that stood more than 300 […]

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June 2014

 For years the outstretched arms of Pocahontas have beckoned visitors to explore. Now it looks like she was also trying to call the attention of […]

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