- Historic Sites
Finding The Real Jamestown
The archaeologist who discovered the real Jamestown debunks myths and answers long-puzzling mysteries about North America's first successful English colony
Winter 2008 | Volume 58, Issue 3
The discovery process at Jamestown is far from over. Approximately one-half of the interior of the fort site remains to be excavated, in-depth analysis of the field data and artifacts has only begun, and the expanded fort area on APVA property has only been tested. And, despite almost three decades of excavation, about 80 percent of the forty-acre townsite that lies on the National Park Service property west of the fort remains basically unexplored.
Who knows what more exciting discoveries will be coaxed from the dirt of Jamestown over the next several decades?
Adapted with permission from Jamestown: The Buried Truth (University of Virginia Press 2006)