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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. William Kelso of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Preservation Virginia, and his archeological colleagues have been working at...

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, NC (PRWEB) September 03, 2011 Jamestown Swing, a non-profit organization established in 2009 to market Jamestown, NC and raise funds and awareness for the YMCA âœWe Build Peopleâ campaign through high profile special events, has announced its 2011 charity event will be held Saturday, October...

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. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $200 million in spending and 4,000 Virginia jobs supported by the six million visitors each year to Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah National Park are at risk if climate change remains on its current path, according to a major new...

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. The tablet is covered with sketches of New World birds, flowers, a tree and caricatures...

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. Others are significantly altered by the alien conditions they encounter in their new surroundings. The fourhundredth anniversary of the founding of Jamestown has renewed scholars' interest in the transfer of cultures from the Old World and their reception...

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2005-11-11 07:20:00

JAMESTOWN, Va. -- 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. American and British scientists had hoped DNA they believe to be of Bartholomew Gosnold would match with that of a woman buried in England who they had thought was his sister. Tests, however, found the woman wasn't a blood relative of...

2005-06-17 06:21:07

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- 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. British and American researchers began work Monday to remove a small part of Elizabeth Gosnold Tilney's skeleton from beneath the floor of All Saints Church in the English village of Shelley, 60 miles northeast of London. She is the sister of Capt....

2005-06-07 07:10:50

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- 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. William Kelso, who directed an archaeological dig early in 2003 in which the skeleton was found, leads a group leaving for England on Tuesday to assist in removal of DNA samples from the remains of a sister and niece of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold. "It's a chance to refocus the history of...


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