Archaeology

Dr. Raquel Fleskes sampling an early Jamestown colonist in the Bolnick lab at Beach Hall, University of Connecticut.

Do You Think You Know Who You Are?

­­This past week, Directors of Collection and Archaeology, Michael Lavin and David Givens, transported skeletal remains for ancient DNA (aDNA) testing to Dr. Deborah Bolnick’s Ancient […]

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Leah leads a group of DAACS attendees across the site

The Archaeology of Slavery

In 2019, I was offered the opportunity to apply to an NEH funded fellowship, the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) Summer Institute. This program […]

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Director of Archaeology David Givens, Preston Senderoff, and graduate student Stephanie Scialo inspect the sediment in the core sample.

What Lies Beneath the Swamp

This past Wednesday, members of the Jamestown Rediscovery team joined Dr. Will Ouimet of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and […]

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Director of Collections & Conservation Michael Lavin holds a rusted King's Touch Token next to an X-ray of the object.

Restoring our X-ray Capabilities

X-ray technology is a valuable tool for the conservators at Jamestown. Often times artifacts excavated around James Fort are covered in so much rust that they […]

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Archaeology for Everyone

When it’s my turn to give the 11am Archaeology tour, I usually start off by telling people about my background and how I got started in […]

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