• Sturgeon

    Archaeologists have found tens of thousands of sturgeon scutes (bony plates which line the bodies of sturgeon in five rows) in James Fort because the large […]

  • Fishhooks

    Several hundred brass and iron fishhooks, of all sizes, have been found scattered throughout James Fort. Some are nearly as large as an adult hand and […]

    • Date

       January 31, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Foodways, Iron

  • Nicholson Bottles

    In 2004 archaeologists uncovered a brick-lined cellar filled with 300-year-old intact glass wine bottles — one of the earliest wine cellars in America. One of the […]

  • Bartmann Jugs

    Bartmann jugs are named that because of the bearded face on the neck. The first Bartmänner were produced around 1550, and pieces of them appear in […]

  • Potomac Creek Pot

    Potomac Creek pottery is usually found by the Potomac River, but it also has been found on sites west to the Piedmont and south into Henrico […]

  • Drum Plate

    Even the smallest artifact informs, so Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists carefully water screen soils from the layers of all excavated features. James Fort’s First Well yielded over […]

  • Faunal Material & Feasting

    Known to archaeologists as “faunal” material, animal remains (bone and shell) is one of the most informative artifact types found at Jamestown. For the past two […]

    • Date

       November 2, 2017

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Bone, Foodways