Dig Updates 2020

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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three archaeologists excavating in front of a wooden structure

September 2020

The weather, aside from a major rainstorm last week, has been very pleasant lately here at Jamestown, allowing us to consistently dig on the island. We […]

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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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Scale placed next to features within an excavation unit

January 2020

 With the cold weather finally upon us, archaeological work at Jamestown has slowed considerably. This has been a welcome reprieve after our busy last few […]

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