Dig Updates 2022

August 2022

Archaeologists are following the trail of an early 17th-century ditch extending from James Fort’s north bulwark. This has led them to the moat of Confederate Fort […]

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Senior Staff Archaeologist Sean Romo instructs a camper on the troweling process.

July 2022

Following the path of an early, possible fort-period ditch found earlier this year, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are excavating a section of the moat of Fort […]

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June 2022

Excavations are underway at three different sites in and around James Fort. Thanks to the extra hands of the 2022 Field School students, the Jamestown Rediscovery […]

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May 2022

The site is bustling with archaeological activity as our team has more than doubled with the addition of 16 students from this year’s archaeological Field School. […]

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April 2022

Sea level rise is affecting Jamestown Island both on its shoreline and via the encroachment of a branch of the Pitch and Tar Swamp that cuts […]

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"A Time for Remembrance" March 22, 2022

March 2022

This month marks the anniversary of the March 1622 attack by Native peoples on the colony in Virginia. While James Fort was apparently warned and was […]

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February 2022

February has been a busy month for the Jamestown Rediscovery team. While the archaeologists continue their work on the artifacts found at the Angela site, an […]

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January 2022

With winter in full swing the archaeological team has moved indoors to focus on analyzing, conserving, and cataloging artifacts. One of their primary focuses is the […]

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