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Category: Jamestown

3-D renderings of the skeletons. (Credit: Smithsonian X 3D)

Archaeologists Excavate Graves of Jamestown’s Leaders

Inside the ruins of a church built in 1608, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of four men who helped found the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

Jamestown Cannibalism

Evidence of Cannibalism Found at Jamestown

New evidence supports historical accounts that desperate Jamestown colonists resorted to cannibalism during the harsh winter of 1609-10.


In 17th-Century Letters, King of Spain Frets Over Jamestown

Colonial Williamsburg has acquired 17th-century letters in which Philip III of Spain worries about England’s establishment of Jamestown.