Bone

  • Dice

    More than 60 gaming dice have been found in the excavations of James Fort. Most are made of bone, but some are ivory or lead. The […]

  • Gaming Pieces

    These bone gaming pieces are almost certainly chess pieces. They have been found throughout the James Fort site in several rubbish pits. These particular pieces would […]

  • Bone Needles

    Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have found nearly 200 iron sewing needles from England that colonists would have used to mend clothes, tents, or even sails. Scattered amongst […]

  • 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 […]

    • Date

       November 21, 2016

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Bone, Foodways

  • 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

  • Bone Knife

    The archaeological collections of Jamestown Rediscovery include 301 table knives—either the handles or the blades, or a combination of both. This is not surprising because at […]

    • Date

       March 29, 2018

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Bone, Foodways