Dig Updates 2017

Archaeologist excavating floor features

November 2017

Through the removal of backfill from the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) 1901-1902 excavation Rediscovery archaeologists have gained several new insights into the […]

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Staff examine artifact on lab table while others film

October 2017

In October, the Jamestown Rediscovery team focused exclusively on the eastern end of the Jamestown Memorial Church. They hoped to uncover evidence of the 1617 church’s […]

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workers in protective gear pouring molten bronze into a mold

September 2017

In the early 20th century, as construction crews built the seawall around the western tip of Jamestown Island, they encountered a bronze bell fragment. They did […]

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Tour watching excavating archaeologists

August 2017

For the past few years between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Jamestown Rediscovery’s seasonal archaeologists have worked on weekends. All are former students in Rediscovery’s summer […]

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Archaeologists excavating above outlined grave shafts

July 2017

Thanks to precise and patient trowel work by staff and intern archaeologists, the east churchyard site opened by the 2017 Jamestown Field School students finally yielded […]

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Aerial view of four excavation units

June 2017

Under the guidance of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists in June, students in the 2017 Archaeological Field School opened new test units east of the churchyard. Our goals […]

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Archaeologists recording the location of excavated features within the floor of a brick church

May 2017

During May, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology team made major progress in the 1906 Memorial Church as we continued to excavate the interior. Since we began in […]

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Archaeologist excavates under granite tombstone

April 2017

During April, the Jamestown Rediscovery team continued excavations in the 1907 Memorial Church, site of three historic Jamestown churches. They focused on the Knight’s Tombstone and […]

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Excavation trench

March 2017

Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continued excavations in the 1907 Memorial Church this March, focusing on the foundations of the 1617 church. For decades visitors have been able […]

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Archaeologist reaching into excavated corner

February 2017

This February, new discoveries in the Memorial Church boosted the Jamestown Rediscovery team’s optimism that more evidence of the third, fourth, and fifth churches on the […]

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Aerial view of archaeologist documenting excavations in brick church

January 2017

Although the recent tests in and around the church have been small, they have provided the team with invaluable explanations regarding previous excavations in the early […]

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