Archaeology

Archaeology is a uniquely important part of the historic preservation process. The Trust’s Archaeological Research Committee is a very active volunteer group, undertaking archaeological excavations of historic houses and properties throughout the Island, often partnering with internationally recognized institutions such as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the University of Bristol. It also carries out emergency rescue digs of properties before they are developed.

At the Archaeology Lab in Reeve Court, St. George's, volunteers clean, document and catalogue all artefacts recovered from the digs. See the archaeology exhibit in the ground floor of the Tucker House Museum. The volunteers also work on the Summer Archaeology Camps teaching young people the skills and processes involved in a dig. The main project currently is an island-wide archaeological survey and assessment of Bermuda.

SMITH'S ISLAND ARCHAEOLOGY DIG BLOG

Keep up to date on this exciting and ongoing dig on Smith's Island. Michael Jarvis keeps us posted on new developments. 

Click here for Smith Island Report

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STATE HOUSE EXCAVATIONS

Please click here to connect to the blog for the 2010 excavations at the State House in St. George's Bermuda. The State House was the first purpose built Assembly House in the English Atlantic World. This project is sponsored by the Bermuda National Trust and Boston University.

PREVIOUS DIGS

  • Southampton Farm Cottage Dig:
  • Smith's Island:
  • Smith's Island:
  • St Peter’s Church, St. George’s:
  • Verdmont House, Smiths Parish:
  • Historic Shipyard Survey, Smiths Parish:
  • Government House Gardens, Pembroke:
  • Verdmont House, Smiths Parish:
  • 500 Year Anniversary of the Discovery of Bermuda, Masterworks:
  • Watford Island Convict Cemetery, Sandys:
  • Old State House, St. George’s:
  • Reeve Court, St. George’s:
  • Bank of Bermuda, Parking Lot, St. George’s:
  • Springfield, Sandys:
  • Manilla Wreck:
  • Paget Island:
  • Unfinished Church, St. George's:
  • St. George's Historical Society Kitchen, St. George's:
  • Bridge House, St. George's:
  • Old Rectory, St. George’s:
  • Fort Cunningham:
  • Bailey's Bay Fort:
  • Stewart Hall, St. George's:
  • Reeve Court, St. George's:
  • Royal Naval Dockyard:
  • Tucker House, St. George's:
  • 2014
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2006
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1994 & 2002
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1991-92
  • 1991-92
  • 1991
  • 1990-91
  • 1989
  • 1986-87
  • 1973 & 1997
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