Location: Jamestown, Virginia, United States
The fieldwork will be conducted at the Jamestown Rediscovery excavations on Jamestown Island, the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Focus of the excavations will be on uncovering the recently discovered remains of the 1607 James Fort and the adjoining 1608 James Town.
In the course of excavations, students will learn to identify and interpret 17th-century European and Native American artifacts, as well as investigate features directly related to James Fort (1607-1625). This archaeological field school provides a unique opportunity for students to make a contribution to the research and interpretation of early 17th-century English-America.
Period(s) of Occupation: early 17th century English-America
Room and Board Arrangements
Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. Air-conditioned housing with kitchen facilities will be offered to participants at a cost of $1,558 ($38 per day) at the College of William and Mary for the duration of the field school.