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in Throwback Thursday, What's New

March 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Robert Nicolson House

By Áine Cain

In the 1750s, a 26-year-old, up-and-coming tailor and merchant named Robert Nicolson built the Robert Nicolson House, a gambrel-roofed structure. He wasted no time settling down in Williamsburg.  Nicolson set up a shop on Duke of Gloucester Street and married Mary Waters, and eventually the couple had seven children. The Nicolson brood …

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in Colonial Williamsburg journal

February 1, 2013

Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Dry bones provide a surprising wealth of information about the human lives they once supported. Learn how experts suss out stories of origin, mortality, and survival from skeletal remains.

Read the story in the winter journal Colonial Williamsburg.

in Podcasts

January 28, 2013

Mysteries Unearthed at the Armoury

Archaeologists at the Armoury site wrapped up their 2012 season with some expected — and some unexpected — finds. From a fence line and a saw pit to unexplained burials, catch up on what was discovered and what it all might mean.

Listen to this week’s podcast.

Visit the Armoury blog.

in Armoury, What's New

September 29, 2010

Digging…and re-Digging…the Armoury

Archaeologists, field school students, summer interns, and a few seasoned volunteers fanned out across the Armoury site in early June with a laundry list of tasks and questions to address before reconstruction begins.  As many of you know, it was not an easy summer for outdoor work.  Extreme heat and a lack of rain baked …

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in Multimedia, What's New

September 10, 2010

Welcome the new webcam

A new webcam joins the quartet of views of the Historic Area. Watch crews of archaeologists, researchers, tradesmen and historians collaborate on the reconstruction of the Blacksmith’s and Public Armoury.

Begin this month with views inside the Blacksmith’s shop, and check back often as this roving camera changes locations along with the action.

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in Research, Visit & Events

June 4, 2010

See archaeologists excavate Anderson’s armoury

Watch archaeology in action this summer during “Archaeologists At Work.” Archaeology staff members will excavate portions of the James Anderson site to search for underground evidence related to Anderson’s expansion of his blacksmithing operation into a high production armoury during the American Revolution.

The excavation is prelude to the planned reconstruction of Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and …

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