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in ArchaeoLogic

December 31, 2014

Places We’ve Been and Some Things We Have Found in 2014

This has been an exciting year for Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists. In case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. Click on the images for a better view, and for a bit of text describing the action. Happy New Year!

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in ArchaeoLogic

June 24, 2014

In Search of the Bray School.

During the summer months excavation reaches its peak as Colonial Williamsburg’s archaeologists are joined by students in the annual summer field school held in conjunction with the College of William and Mary.  This summer there are two excavations underway: the first is on the historic campus of the College of William and Mary (more on … Continue Reading »

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 … Continue Reading »

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.

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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 … Continue Reading »