June 2010

Excavations near the church tower are progressing quickly now that the field school is in session and several extra sets of hands are busily digging and […]

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Archaeologists map and excavate unit

May 2010

Work has shifted to an area along the east palisade wall just south of the church tower. Three 10’x10′ squares are currently being excavated here inside […]

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April 2010

With the arrival of warm weather, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team has headed back outdoors to continue excavations at James Fort. Near the center of the […]

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March 2010

Conservators from the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project and Colonial Williamsburg are working on a pistol found in a well in James Fort in 2006. Largely intact […]

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February 2010

The Jamestown Rediscovery conservation and curatorial staff have their hands full with the thousands of artifacts excavated from the fort’s first well in 2009. Senior Conservator […]

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archaeologist sits next to a large pile of oyster shells

January 2010

With the archaeologists out of the field, work now shifts inside to report writing, working on the digital archive, and research, among many other things. In […]

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December 2009

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team has concluded its excavations of an early well at the center of James Fort. A wooden barrel was found at the bottom, used […]

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Archaeologists excavating a well

November 2009

A wooden barrel has been discovered about eleven feet deep into an early 17th-century well. The barrel was used as a lining to keep the clay […]

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two archaeologists excavate on either side of a balk in the middle of a unit

October 2009

The Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team has hit moist soil about 9 and 1/2 feet deep into an early 17th-century well. The well is located very close […]

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Archaeologist records unit with total station while another talks to a large group

September 2009

Digging deeper and deeper into a well near the center of James Fort, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team continues to find hundreds of artifacts each day as […]

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August 2009

Excavations have reached a depth of about 6 feet in a very early well at the center of James Fort. There has been no let-up for […]

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Artifacts in a tray

July 2009

Artifacts continue to pour out of what is likely James Fort’s first well, built under the direction of Captain John Smith in early 1609. Sword blades and […]

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