Dig Updates

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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December 2019

 The Jamestown Rediscovery team was hard at work in December, tackling a variety of projects. The first task for the archaeological team was to finish […]

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November 2019

November was a month full of long days and arduous excavation. The month began with the construction of protective structures over burial sites on the northern […]

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October 2019

     In October, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists focused on completing projects around the 1907 Memorial Church and in James Fort. Simultaneously, the crew also prepared […]

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Speaker at podium talks to seated group in brick church

July 2019

 Jamestown Rediscovery kicked off July by joining the Colonial National Park and Historic First Baptist Church of Williamsburg in hosting the third Community Outreach Meeting. […]

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June 2019

 In early June, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists at the Angela Site completed excavations around a brick kiln they discovered in March. Based on the artifacts associated […]

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April 2019

 This April, Jamestown Rediscovery opened two new exhibits. The first marked the exact spot where democracy began in English North America with the first General […]

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Artifacts in situ

March 2019

 As the weather improved, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists at the Angela Site backfilled areas opened in 2017 and investigated a couple of new areas to the […]

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February 2019

 Records of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA, now Preservation Virginia) indicate that over the centuries, the remains of the 17th-century brick […]

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