Archaeology and Conservation at Jamestown

On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to… read more

On May 14, 1607, 104 English settlers landed at Jamestown Island, Virginia, to establish a colony for the Virginia Company. Thought to be lost to history forever under the James River, the original fort was unearthed in 1994 by the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project. 

Beverly Straube gave a tour of the archeological collection and what it reveals about the everyday life of the 1607 settlers as she talked about the various Jamestown locations and organizations and how the sites are managed and studied. She talked about the various museums and the visitor experience, including the behind-the-scenes “Curator’s Tour” that is available. Video was shown of William Kelso responding to questions as he led an “In the Trenches Tour” of the digging sites. Don Warmke talked about his usual routine of archaeology and conserving as well as one of his most exciting finds. Merry Outlaw showed how artifacts are cleaned, sorted, and stored. close

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  • Kelso, William "Bill" M. Director Preservation Virginia->Research and Interpretation
  • Outlaw, Merry Curatorial Assistant Preservation Virginia->Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project
  • Straube, Beverly "Bly" Senior Curator Preservation Virginia->Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project
  • Warmke, Don Staff Archaeologist Preservation Virginia->Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project
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Jamestown, Virginia, United States
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Jan 22, 2012
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