Dig Updates 2024

Field school students and staff conduct archaeological excavations in front of the Archaearium museum.

May 2024

This year’s Archaeological Field School has begun and it’s “all hands on deck” just in front of the Archaearium. Seven 10-foot by 10-foot squares have been […]

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The archaeological team does the final excavations of the 1617 church foundations prior to the installation of the glass portal.

April 2024

The 2024 field school is fast approaching and the team is readying their plans for the students’ arrival. The students will be excavating in four main […]

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Staff Archaeologists Natalie Reid and Gabriel Brown returning from their GPR survey across the James River.

March 2024

Jamestown was abuzz with investigations of the electromagnetic kind in March, both on ground and on water. While ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a normal part of […]

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A window lead with a date of 1671 found during the Church Tower excavations.

February 2024

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology team is finishing excavations inside the 1680s Church Tower in preparation for a glass floor installation that will allow visitors to view […]

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Lowering the steel roof infrastructure into the Church Tower

January 2024

A team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists is excavating the 1680s Church Tower, the last above-ground structure that still exists from the 17th century. Led by Staff […]

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