Jamestown Rediscovery Slate Coaster


4 x 4 in.


This natural slate coaster bearing the Jamestown Rediscovery logo brings a bit of nature into your home and protects your furniture from dreaded water rings. Soft feet on its reverse side means it also protects your surfaces from scratches.

Slate is also relevant to James Fort for another reason: the mysterious Slate tablet found in a c. 1608-1610 well that was dug by the order of Captain John Smith. The slate tablet has layer upon layer of markings and drawings, from text to depictions of people.

Jamestown Rediscovery was founded in 1994.  Since then, our archaeologists have uncovered the location of the 1607 James Fort, as well as over 3 million artifacts. The Jamestown Rediscovery logo uses this triangular fort image from the 1608 Zuniga map.  In 1608, Don Pedro de Zuniga, the Spanish ambassador to England, secreted this map to King Phillip III to keep him informed of English colonization. It is the oldest surviving depiction of James Fort.