The Rediscovering Jamestown Book Series encompasses six volumes, each written by our staff of historians, archaeologists, and curators.
The Archaearium: Rediscovering Jamestown 1607-1699 takes readers through one of the world’s few museums dedicated to archaeology. See some of the most spectacular finds among the millions of artifacts that archaeologists have unearthed in 20 years of exploring the original site of James Fort.
Jane: Starvation, Cannibalism, and Endurance at Jamestown allows readers to follow archaeologists and forensic scientists as they work to unravel the story of a young English woman, whose remains were found in late July of 2012 during excavations of James Fort.
Holy Ground: Archaeology, Religion, and the First Founders of Jamestown tells the story of the 2013 excavations of the graves belonging to four prominent men buried in the chancel of the 1608 church. Follow the trail as archaeological evidence, forensic analysis, historical research, and cutting-edge technologies help to unravel the mystery.
1619-2019: Democracy, Diversity, Discovery discusses the events leading up to the 1619 General Assembly in Jamestown and the various commercial, economical, and social arrangements that were thought to be important to the success of the colony at the time.
Church and State: The Archaeology of the Foundations of Democracy summarizes archaeological investigations of Jamestown’s 1907 Memorial Church and historic 17th-century tower. The book recounts the team’s search for Jamestown’s 1617 Church, where Virginia’s first General Assembly was held in 1619 and where democracy in America was born.
Angela: Jamestown and the First Africans presents the archaeological discoveries that uncovered Angela’s home, the technologies that revealed hidden landscapes, and the archival research that illuminated the lives of the First Africans in both Angola and Virginia.