June 2021

The summer—and our excavations—have been in full swing here at Jamestown over the last month. The team continues to excavate both at the historic Seawall, and […]

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May 2021

As we move into summer, the crew is ramping up excavations for a productive season. All of our tests into features at Ditch 8 have been […]

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April 2021

April showers have not stopped the team from making progress across the site! We are starting to excavate some exciting layers down at the Seawall and […]

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March 2021

Over the past few weeks the team has made a great deal of progress. The recent warm temperatures have made for perfect excavation weather, and the […]

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brick church, low wall, statue, wooden building frame, and palisade covered in snow

February 2021

The combination of wind chill and precipitation the past month caused the crew to split their work between their excavations and their at-home projects. While several […]

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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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