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Dr. Kelso invited to White House ceremony

When the British Prime Minister and the President of the United States strode onto the sunny south lawn of the White House, the head of archaeological […]

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March 2012

 The field crew has begun to prepare for an April return to the James Fort site excavations. One of the main objectives of the 2012 […]

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February 2012

 In February the Jamestown Rediscovery team continued to focus their work on indoor responsibilities, but there were several exceptions. Senior Staff Archaeologist David Givens and […]

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January 2012

 This winter the Jamestown Rediscovery team is focusing on writing reports, research, conservation, archiving photos and field notes, updating websites, and digital map work. Senior […]

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December 2011

In the air abrasion room, conservator Dan Gamble was cleaning a goffering iron—a hollow cylindrical iron tool that was heated and used with starch to iron […]

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October 2011

Archaeologists are four feet deep in a 17th-century well inside the southwest corner of James Fort’s 1608 church. In spite of its location, the well dates […]

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September 2011

Excavations have started on a 17th-century well in the southwest corner of James Fort’s 1608 church. Though the well sits inside the footprint of the church’s […]

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August 2011

Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists continue to scrape away at the postholes of James Fort’s 1608 church, excavating them down to the subsoil to determine just how deep […]

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July 2011

The entire archaeological footprint of James Fort’s first substantial church has been found. The church, built in 1608 and which is likely the wedding site of […]

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Cabinet official visits 1608 church site

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited the James Fort site to see the latest archaeological discoveries on June 29, 2011. He toured all three […]

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June 2011

The archaeological field school is in full swing and the Jamestown Rediscovery staff is using the extra manpower to conduct excavations in three separate areas of […]

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