Dig Updates

Archaeologist excavating artifacts

August 2015

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Archaeologist recording with a transit while a group analyzes features in the background

July 2015

In 23 years of research, the Jamestown Rediscovery team has found the lost James Fort and the lost 1608 church within the fort, and now the […]

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Archaeologist standing on a balk between two excavation units

June 2015

In 22 years of research, the Jamestown Rediscovery team has excavated several James Fort wells that held hundreds of thousands of artifacts. Evidence at the current […]

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Archaeologist video recording excavations while others trowel nearby

May 2015

The story of books from early Jamestown may have a new chapter. Twenty years of excavations at the James Fort site have yielded more than 100 […]

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Men tip a wheelbarrow of dirt next to posts of a low wall

April 2015

Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have created a new way to mark the site of the 1608 church where Pocahontas and English tobacco grower John Rolfe were married. […]

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Two views of a dagger before and after conservation

March 2015

The footprint of the original James Fort is a military site, so 21 years of archaeology has uncovered a lot of iron tools, armor, and weapons. […]

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Conservator looking through a microscope

February 2015

Working in the archaeological lab this winter, assistant conservator Katy Corneli has spent some of her time conserving small copper-alloy artifacts. Much of the work is […]

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Small copper alloy latch

January 2015

 This winter Senior Conservator Dan Gamble has been conserving and researching artifacts associated with early modern European books. Twenty years of excavations at the James […]

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December 2014

 It’s now likely that this summer’s work by the Jamestown Rediscovery team has uncovered a second fort period structure outside the James Fort’s original triangular palisade. In […]

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man pushes a ground penetrating radar unit along a transect line

November 2014

 A Kentucky team has used ground-penetrating radar to explore sites in Mexico, Italy, and across their own commonwealth. This month they took their own time […]

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October 2014

 A corner may be emerging in the large pit feature found just northeast of the 1608 James Fort extension, but there is not yet a […]

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Archaeologist speaks to a group of visitors

September 2014

 The button from a doublet jacket of the type Captain John Smith wore in his portrait. A copper alloy finger ring with the remains of […]

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