1994 to present
Number of artifacts found:
More than 350,000
Previous excavations by others:
1897, 1901, 1903, 1934-37, 1955
107 males arrived in 1607
The fort disappeared into the river in the 18th century.
Reason for Kelsos success:
It was probably more hope and luck than anything else. We said, Were going to find the fort, and it happened.
History of Jamestown
Learn more about how the Virginia Companys explorers established the first permanent English settlement on the banks
of the James River in the midst of disease, famine, and conflict.
This interactive map highlights the 1608 voyages of John Smith in which he explored and mapped the Chesapeake Bay.
Colonial National Historical Park
Get in-depth information on some of 17th-century Jamestowns most important personalities and discover the role that women and
African Americans played in the success of the settlement.
Barbour, Philip L. Pocahontas and Her World. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970.
Bridenbaugh, Carl. Jamestown: 1544-1699. Oxford University Press, 1980.
Morgan, Edmund S. American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. W. W. Norton & Company, 1975.
|Photographs by Ira Block
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