Dig Updates

November 2010

With winter a month away, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are preparing the James Fort site for its annual respite from their shovels and trowels. Large sections […]

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October 2010

Another posthole from James Fort’s 1608 church has surfaced at the northernmost extent of the church excavation area. This new posthole is 12 feet from the […]

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September 2010

Before continuing the excavations of what is probably the fort’s first substantial church—a process that will likely span well into next year’s dig season—the Jamestown Rediscovery […]

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August 2010

William Strachey, secretary of the Virginia colony, described Jamestown’s church as such in a letter to an acquaintance in England in 1610. The Jamestown Rediscovery team […]

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July 2010

The 2010 field school is over, but this year’s students uncovered some very interesting features before heading home. Numerous graves have been found, most of which […]

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June 2010

Excavations near the church tower are progressing quickly now that the field school is in session and several extra sets of hands are busily digging and […]

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Archaeologists map and excavate unit

May 2010

Work has shifted to an area along the east palisade wall just south of the church tower. Three 10’x10′ squares are currently being excavated here inside […]

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April 2010

With the arrival of warm weather, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team has headed back outdoors to continue excavations at James Fort. Near the center of the […]

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March 2010

Conservators from the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project and Colonial Williamsburg are working on a pistol found in a well in James Fort in 2006. Largely intact […]

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February 2010

The Jamestown Rediscovery conservation and curatorial staff have their hands full with the thousands of artifacts excavated from the fort’s first well in 2009. Senior Conservator […]

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archaeologist sits next to a large pile of oyster shells

January 2010

With the archaeologists out of the field, work now shifts inside to report writing, working on the digital archive, and research, among many other things. In […]

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December 2009

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team has concluded its excavations of an early well at the center of James Fort. A wooden barrel was found at the bottom, used […]

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