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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...

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...

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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...

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2004-12-02 08:38:11

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A skull fragment found in a 400-year-old trash pit at Jamestown contains evidence of the earliest known surgery - and autopsy - in the English colonies in America, researchers say. Circular cut marks indicate someone attempted to drill two holes in the skull to relieve pressure on the brain, the researchers said. The patient, a European man, died and was apparently autopsied. Archaeologists found the 4-inch-by-4 3/4-inch fragment this summer while digging in a bulwark...


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