• English Tobacco Pipe

    By the late 1500s, smoking tobacco was a popular pastime among England’s upper class. It had been introduced into the country by English explorers returning from […]

  • Cotton Pipes

    Why were the names of famous 17th century English leaders found on tobacco pipe stems in an abandoned cellar and well shaft at James Fort? Lettering […]

  • Bridled Horse Pipe

    This is one of three locally-made pipes with sculptured imagery found in colonial contexts in the entire Chesapeake region. A pipe with a salamander effigy came […]

  • Basket Pot

    Over the years, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have recovered European pottery right beside Virginia Indian ceramics. Because of their design and material, the two types were easy […]

  • Roanoke Simple Stamped Pot

    One of the most common ceramics in James Fort contexts of the 1607- 1610 period is Virginia Indian pottery. The 37,000 pieces of Indian pots found […]

  • 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 […]

  • Brick with Footprint

    Although most of the earliest buildings in James Fort were post-in-ground structures, a limited number of bricks were used in cellars and chimneys. By 1608, they […]