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2014 Archaeology Day at Historic Jamestowne

Archaeology at the North Church site
Dr. Kelso digging with staff and students at the North Church site
In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, visitors can meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 am - 4 pm to learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2014 field season. Archaeology Day is sponsored by The Edward Maria Wingfield Endowment Fund, established by The Wingfield Family Society to honor Wingfield as soldier, investor and Jamestown's first president. To learn more about the day's events, click here. more...

The World of Pocahontas
World of Pocahontas, Unearthed exhibition

World of Pocahontas, Unearthed exhibition
The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed exhibition
A new exhibit now open at Historic Jamestowne reveals new details about the material world of Virginia's Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. "The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed" draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort that have illuminated the lifeways of the Chesapeake's Indian peoples in the early contact period of 1607-1614 at Jamestown. more...

Jane's Homepage
Jane's rediscovery is an Archaeology worldwide top 10

For the second time in four years, the work of the Jamestown Rediscovery staff has made Archaeology Magazine's list of Top 10 Discoveries of the Year worldwide. The find announced last May was the first forensic evidence of survival cannibalism in a European colony in North America. more...

Where are We Digging Now?

Dr. Kelso troweling in the pit feature
Dr. Kelso troweling in the pit feature
Interesting artifacts started appearing even as Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists did preliminary preparation of the large pit feature near the corner of the James Fort extension.

The archaeologists trowel cleaned the outlines of the pit so they could map its dimensions before beginning their detailed excavation of the feature this week. And artifacts began to appear. more...



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Tuesday, October 7 2014 at 10:00 AM

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Wednesday, October 8 2014 at 3:00 PM

Archaeology Day
Saturday, October 11 2014 at 10:00 AM

his copper pendant was found sealed beneath the oldest of several working surfaces in the buried cellar of James Fort's 1607 experimental ironworking building. Bly Straube, Senior Curator at Historic Jamestowne suggests the object may depict a Virginia Indian in such detail that it could have been used in the fort as an identification badge. more...
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