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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...
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...
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...
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...
Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News, has asked the General Assembly to include $100,000 in its budget amendments to help preserve the 350-year-old Jamestown Church Tower. The church tower is one of the last remaining original structures from Virginia's...
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...
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...
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,...
Daily PressIn celebration of the official first day of summer, the National Park Service is waiving fees at all national parks Tuesday, June 21. Locally, fees will be waived at Colonial National Historical Park, which includes Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown...
During June, agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from the types of tools used to the crops grown, will be explored in June at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown...
Greetings! I remember watching newscasts in Boston as a youngster and saying to myself, 'Now THAT is something I want to do." From very early on I knew I wanted to be in the news biz. In my high school year book you will find "News Broadcaster" under...
Daily PressThomas Nelson Community College offers all kinds of practical classes for those who want to gain a new skill. The Christopher Wren Association at William & Mary offers a unique program of classes on American history, local history, and the classics of art...
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