Dig Updates 2007

Archaeologists pointing to features in a cellar

December 2007

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology team continues to make exciting discoveries as they peel away the layers of an early-17th-century cellar inside James Fort. Little by little archaeologists have […]

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Archaeologist pointing to ash layer in unit wall

October 2007

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have discovered two furnaces built into the brick-lined wall of a cellar that dates to the early 17th century. This cellar was part of […]

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Excavated celllar

September 2007

Digging in a cellar that dates to the earliest years of James Fort, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have uncovered a layer of ash that covers a large portion of […]

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Archaeologist excavating a sword basket hilt

August 2007

All of the efforts of the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are focused on the cellar of a fort-period building just inside the eastern palisade wall line. Excavations on the […]

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Archaeologists excavating cellar

July 2007

After giving up its treasure of arms and armor in May, the cellar of a building just inside the eastern palisade wall of James Fort is […]

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Archaeologists and students excavating

June 2007

The outlines of unmarked grave shafts continue to be discovered in the southwest section of James Fort. Archaeologists are hoping that this means the original church […]

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Archaeologist excavating a sword

May 2007

A single grave in the current excavation area, about 200 ft. from the existing 17th-century church tower, appears to be contemporary with 21 other graves in […]

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Archaeologist examining excavation unit

April 2007

Archaeologists excavating an area near the western palisade wall of James Fort are pushing east along the shore of the James River. Excavations in 2005 led […]

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