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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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Cannibalism proof named Top 10 find in the world in 2013

For the second time in four years, the work of the Jamestown Rediscovery staff has made Archaeology Magazine’s list of Top 10 Discoveries of the Year […]

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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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August 2013

 About 5,000 bricks made by craftsmen at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation are going into Historic Jamestowne’s 17th-century church tower to stabilize the 300-year-old structure. Historic […]

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July 2013

 Excavations in the north churchyard of the 1907 Memorial Church have found an unusual burial near the human graves: a complete horse. At the end […]

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June 2013

 Finding the scattered remains of the 14-year-old English girl we now call “Jane” did not seem unusual at first when they appeared in the L-shaped […]

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May 2013

 The Smithsonian Institution, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and Preservation Virginia have confirmed the first scientifically-proven occurrence of survival cannibalism in Colonial America. The collaboration was […]

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April 2013

 As winter clung to eastern Virginia, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists returned to the field in the first week of April and brought spring with them. […]

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