Dig Updates

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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March 2006

Archaeologists excavating an early well near James Fort’s north bulwark have uncovered a wealth of early artifacts and have reached the water table, the depth at […]

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February 2006

Because of an unusually mild January, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have been able to make solid progress in the excavation of a very early well inside James […]

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November 2005

Excavations continue near the northern corner of James Fort as the archaeologists’ efforts are focused on a sunken hearth and the well beneath it. The dig […]

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October 2005

The archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne are making preparations to excavate a hearth and a possible well feature underneath it near the northern bulwark of James Fort. […]

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September 2005

Some very early features—from the first few years of the fort—have been discovered in the past month. At the northernmost end of one of the cobblestone […]

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August 2005

A section of the James Fort site near the western palisade wall has been backfilled. By filling in excavated sections of the site with dirt, the […]

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July 2005

James Fort continues to be excavated bit by bit and has yielded some interesting discoveries over the past month. Archaeologists have found a possible 17th century […]

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June 2005

The 2005 field school has begun and the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists now have 19 student-archaeologists who are working with them to excavate James Fort. Under the […]

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April 2005

As the weather begins to warm up, archaeologists are working outside more regularly now. Currently, they are excavating inside the west wall of the James Fort […]

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