Dig Updates

Excavated celllar

September 2007

Digging in a cellar that dates to the earliest years of James Fort, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have uncovered a layer of ash that covers a large portion of […]

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Archaeologist excavating a sword basket hilt

August 2007

All of the efforts of the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are focused on the cellar of a fort-period building just inside the eastern palisade wall line. Excavations on the […]

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Archaeologists excavating cellar

July 2007

After giving up its treasure of arms and armor in May, the cellar of a building just inside the eastern palisade wall of James Fort is […]

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Archaeologists and students excavating

June 2007

The outlines of unmarked grave shafts continue to be discovered in the southwest section of James Fort. Archaeologists are hoping that this means the original church […]

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Archaeologist excavating a sword

May 2007

A single grave in the current excavation area, about 200 ft. from the existing 17th-century church tower, appears to be contemporary with 21 other graves in […]

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Archaeologist examining excavation unit

April 2007

Archaeologists excavating an area near the western palisade wall of James Fort are pushing east along the shore of the James River. Excavations in 2005 led […]

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November 2006

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are conducting experimental archaeology on the site of one of the fort buildings that may have been a barracks from ca. 1608. […]

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October 2006

Though James Fort ceased to exist over 350 years ago, 12 years of archaeology have revealed its walls’ exact footprint on the landscape. The archaeologists have […]

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September 2006

Did the colonists at Jamestown build a fort within a fort? That’s the question the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists are asking themselves as a peculiar ditch discovered […]

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August 2006

Another interesting underground feature has been discovered by the archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne. Although it is far too early to tell definitively what it is, probing […]

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July 2006

Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have reached undisturbed soil in an early 17th century well discovered inside the northern corner of James Fort. The fact that the soil […]

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June 2006

This year’s field school is in session and the students are helping the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists dig near the northern bulwark of James Fort. Excavation of […]

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