Dig Updates 2021

Director of Collections and Conservation Michael Lavin and Curator Dr. Chris Wilkins readying artifacts for the "Gentleman Soldiers" exhibit

December 2021

As the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists scrape away at the soil just north of the historic 1680s Church Tower, their work is helping to shed light on […]

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Senior Staff Archaeologist Mary Anna Hartley explains the north Church Tower excavations to visitors.

November 2021

The dig continues in three locations in and around James Fort, two sites near the Church Tower and one along the Seawall near the fort’s eastern […]

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October 2021

October has been one of our busiest months this year! Our efforts were concentrated down at the Seawall, where we have been having problems with flooding. […]

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September 2021

While the summer may be winding down, our excavations are moving ahead full throttle! The crew has been busy making some fascinating discoveries at the Seawall […]

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August 2021

Though the heat may dampen our shirts with sweat, it certainly has not dampened our spirits! We have made significant progress at both of our sites, […]

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July 2021

We are in the throes of the summer and in Virginia that means sunshine and humidity. For Jamestown, that also means amazing new discoveries!  Excavations continue both […]

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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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