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Historic Jamestowne and La Tienda are sponsoring a joint walking tour and wine reception on Thursday, June 20. At “Jamestown — The Spanish Story Revealed,” participants will take a walking tour of the James Fort site and learn how...
When you're digging in and around a churchyard that reaches back 400 years, you can expect to uncover more than the usual number of 6-foot-long ovals or rectangles signaling the presence of a grave shaft. And in 20 years of probing the ground in and...
Hampton History Museum curator J. Michael Cobb has seen a lot of unusual objects wash up at historic Fort Wool during nearly three decades as the chief caretaker of the tiny island. But when he was handed a small pipe found by a visitor on the jetty...
Few archaeological finds have been as sensational as the first physical evidence of cannibalism unearthed at Historic Jamestowne in 2012 and announced in a riveting press conference at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on...
Famed Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, whose study of cannibalism and Native American scalping rituals made him indispensable to confirming the first physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown last week, has contributed...
The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown...
Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism. On Wednesday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and...
Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, has asked the General Assembly to include $100,000 in its budget amendments to help preserve the 350-year-old Jamestown Church Tower. The church tower is one of the last remaining original structures from Virginia's...
When a place reaches as far back as Jamestown, the dirt can teem with secrets. Nearly every time archaeologists open a hole on this ancient stretch of riverfront land, they find a jumbled puzzle of subterranean clues reflecting every change that has...
More than 400 years after America’s first permanent English settlement rose from the ground, archaeologists are combining local clay, loam and black needle rush grass in an experimental effort to recreate the unique method used to construct some...
Greetings! I remember watching newscasts in Boston as a youngster and saying to myself, 'Now THAT is something I want to do." From very early on I knew I wanted to be in the news biz. In my high school year book you will find "News Broadcaster" under...
Daily PressIn celebration of the official first day of summer, the National Park Service is waiving fees at all national parks Tuesday, June 21. Locally, fees will be waived at Colonial National Historical Park, which includes Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown...
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