Research

An archaeologist removes a wedge-shaped brick from the brick well ring using their hand and a trowel. The brick is covered in the original mortar.

Understanding Bricks

Colonial Williamsburg helps translate the language of bricks March 20, 2024. Natalie Reid, Staff Archaeologist In October of 2023, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists completed the excavation of […]

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The spoon found in the Governor's Well

Dishing Up Data

Ongoing Analysis and Conservation of the Spoon from the Governor’s Well Excavations on the Governor’s Well uncovered many incredible artifacts, like a sword, two sword hilts, […]

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Artist's interpretation of African woman

Commemorating the First Africans

Revealing the contradictions of the past Author: Mark Summers, Public Historian & Director of Public & Youth Programs In late August 1619, the first Africans arrived […]

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A cropped version of a painting of Jamestown in the Civil War. The crumbling church tower stands in the middle. In front of it are earthworks.

Jamestown in the Civil War

Go beyond 1619: Black History at Jamestown Jamestown in the Civil War Today, many are familiar with the history of the first Africans forcibly brought to […]

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View of Lisbon from the Lisbon Castle

Jamestown Goes to Portugal

­­Every January, the Society for Historical Archaeology and the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology, two international organizations for professional archaeology, sponsor the Conference on Historical and […]

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