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Jamestown Settlers Were Cannibals During Harsh Winter Of 1609-1610
2013-05-02 07:48:25

New Evidence suggests the settlers at Jamestown, Virginia in 1609-1610 resorted to cannibalism in the face of a harsh winter with a shortage of food stock. Archeologists working closely with the Smithsonian have made the discovery after careful analysis of human remains unearthed at the site in 2012.

2011-09-03 07:00:00

The entire length of Gannaway Drive (from Main Street to Ragsdale Road) will be blocked off, turning downtown Jamestown into a gigantic concert venue. Jamestown,

2010-09-01 12:30:00

Thousands of Jobs and Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Tourism Dollars Seen As At Risk; Unchecked Climate Change Would Mean Major Changes for Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept.

2009-06-08 12:09:00

JAMESTOWN, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers are helping archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne learn more about North America's first settlers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090608/DC29193) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have discovered a piece of slate in an abandoned well that was filled by 1611.

2008-02-23 03:00:13

By Carson, Cary Bowen, Joanne; Graham, Willie; McCartney, Martha; Walsh, Lorena CULTURE IS INDIVISIBLE FROM PLACE. SOME BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND practices can be transplanted from one location to another and come through more or less intact.

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2005-11-11 07:20:00

Scientists' hopes that DNA testing would identify a nearly 400-year-old skeleton found at Jamestown have been dashed, but they remain confident that the remains are those of an unsung founder of North America's first English settlement.

2005-06-17 06:21:07

Archaeologists have successfully extracted DNA from skeleton remains under an English church that could prove a skeleton found near Jamestown belongs to one of its founders, the Church of England announced Thursday.

2005-06-07 07:10:50

Virginia preservationists are nearing the end of a two-year quest to determine whether a skeleton discovered at the site of the Jamestown settlement is that of one its founders.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.