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Historic Jamestowne

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Top Historic Jamestowne Articles

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  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Filling in the blanks at James Fort

    Filling in the blanks at James Fort
    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...
  • Early Jamestown had way with mud

    Early Jamestown had way with mud
    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...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    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...
  • Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say

    Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say
    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...
  • New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism

    New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism
    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...
  • Jamestown cannibalism expert has worked here before

    Jamestown cannibalism expert has worked here before
    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...
  • Questions and answers for Jamestown cannibalism case

    Questions and answers for Jamestown cannibalism case
    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...
  • Mystery pipe washes up at Fort Wool

    Mystery pipe washes up at Fort Wool
    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...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • Save some green, get freebies on Earth Day

    Save some green, get freebies on Earth Day
    If you missed the free offers in honor of tax day, you have another chance to score themed swag on Friday. Earth Day is a chance to save everything green, including the dollars in your pocket. Here are some of the free and discount offers available in...