| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:09 AM
If you had to single out the richest source of Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake, you’d be wise to start looking in an unlikely direction.
Despite numerous archaeological studies of native sites over the years, the excavation responsible...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:48 PM
National parks will waive their entrance fees on Monday, Aug. 25 in honor of the park service's 98th birthday.
Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:24 AM
If you've ever felt an old building draw you deep into the past, then you probably know something about the evocative power of the 17th-century church tower at Jamestown.
Part ruin, part relic and part wizened survivor, this impressive pile of bricks...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:47 PM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger.
She was already forgotten...
| May 7, 2013
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:51 AM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:52 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:27 AM
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...