Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jamestown Rediscovery Fall Update

If you haven’t kept up with them, Jamestown Rediscovery has published its Fall update on the James Fort Dig. Go to

According to the web site, “Digging deeper and deeper into a well near the center of James Fort, the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team continues to find hundreds of artifacts each day as their excavations give shape to what was probably the fort's first well, built under the direction of Captain John Smith in early 1609.”

There have been some dramatic discoveries earlier this summer. Professor Seth Mallios, former Jamestown Rediscovery archeologist and now chair of San Diego State University’s Anthropology Department, says that he “was just out there on the island …on July 4th.  The dig is still producing amazing stuff.”

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