Dig Updates

Man films archaeologist excavating

August 2014

 Interesting artifacts started appearing even as Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists did preliminary preparation of the large pit feature near the corner of the James Fort extension. […]

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July 2014

 The pieces of brick found in large depression just north of the 1907 Memorial Church could be remnants from a brick church that stood more than 300 […]

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June 2014

 For years the outstretched arms of Pocahontas have beckoned visitors to explore. Now it looks like she was also trying to call the attention of […]

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Artifacts in museum display

May 2014

 In June a new exhibit at the Voorhees Archaearium will reveal new details about the material world of Virginia’s Native peoples and their interaction with […]

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April 2014

 Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have returned to an area outside the western palisade of James Fort where they worked a decade ago, near where they found […]

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Gold ring with stamped skull

March 2014

 Almost on a daily basis someone will ask the field crew if they’ve found any gold yet. Over 99% of the time the answer is […]

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February 2014

 John, Paul, George and Ringo wanted to hold your hand in 1964. But the very first English beetles to invade North America wanted table scraps, […]

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January 2014

 The forensic work done on the bones of “Jane” in 2013 has led to a re-evaluation of previous finds by the Jamestown Rediscovery team. That […]

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December 2013

After the Powhatan Indians found a way to wound English soldiers who wore the latest solid metal breastplates, the English turned to old technology to fend […]

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November 2013

 The headstone fragment doesn’t even have a woman’s name on it, but it may belong to a woman who was well-connected to important 18th century […]

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October 2013

 The appearance of a second deep “foundation” posthole near the James Fort extension has raised questions about the look of the fort before or just […]

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September 2013

 This summer, archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne found 10 dark planting furrows extending eastward from the original 1607 James Fort and dating to the first months […]

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