Jamestown Unearthed: Archaeologists explore tombs at center of 1901 woman-led dig

The interior Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne. Archaeologists Mary Anna Hartley and Bob Chartrand excavate along the northern wall to the left of the frame. The chancel- the holiest place in the church- lies in the background along the eastern wall. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

In 1901, Mary Jeffery Galt and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities broke ground on the remnants of a 17th-century church in Jamestown. More than a century later, a team of archaeologists from Preservation Virginia are doing the same. Their goal is to learn as much as they can about the historic churches […]

Jamestown Unearthed: Graves reveal life and death during dawn of colony

An aerial view of the graves that were excavated in 2004. (Courtesy Jamestown Rediscovery.)

The Jamestown Rediscovery Project completed their excavation of a cellar outside of the walls of the fort earlier this month, and they are already on to¬†their next project — just in time for Halloween. The project involves¬†excavating graves from a cemetery inside the first English settlement in the new world. Between 2004 and 2008 archaeologists […]