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Research Areas

Investigations into the Past

The Revolutionary City and other Colonial Williamsburg initiatives reflect the combined efforts of many researchers with different specialties. These experts specialize in everything from archaeology to brickmaking to computer modeling.

Learn more about our various areas of research below:

  • Archaeology - In the field and in the lab, archaeologists bring to light new evidence about Williamsburg's past.
  • Architecture - Architectural historians spearhead the reconstruction and preservation of buildings in the Historic Area.
  • History - Historians explore the written sources that help us understand life during the American Revolution.
  • Historic Trades - The ancient crafts practiced in the 18th century come back to life in the Revolutionary City.