James Fort site photographed from a river

January 2021

Though the holiday season may slow down our excavations for a short time, there are still plenty of projects to complete across the island! For the […]

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four archaeologists lifting a large cover over an excavation unit

December 2020

This holiday season we have a lot on our plates! The team is still hard at work at both the Ditch 8 and Seawall sites, and […]

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three archaeologists excavating in a large unit

November 2020

Autumn is rolling into Jamestown and the team is absolutely loving the milder temperatures! Since the Dead Shed site has been fully backfilled, everyone is now […]

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two archaeologists kneeling in a large unit covered with a wooden platform

October 2020

As summer draws to a close, so do our excavations at the Dead Shed, located behind the Nathalie P. & Alan Voorhees Archaearium. While exploring the […]

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One archaeologist screening artifacts and another excavating with a shovel in a churchyard

August 2020

July and August have been busy months for the Jamestown Rediscovery team. Since our last Dig Update, we have opened two new excavation areas—along the Seawall […]

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Archaeologists walking along a path

July 2020

On the 29th of last month, Historic Jamestowne opened to the public for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We were thrilled to see […]

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Black and white photograph of excavators working along a road

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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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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