[Surfnetkids: 08 May 2013] Jamestown Settlement

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#1. May 08, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman

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#3. Jamestown Settlement

by Barbara J. Feldman

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In 1607, thirteen years before the Pilgrims created Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, the first permanent English colony was founded at Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. The original colonists suffered a very rocky start, however, as just three later in 1610, only 60 colonists of the original 500 survived. With additional colonists arriving from the Old World, the settlement endured, and served as the capital of Virginia Colony for 83 years, from 1616 until 1699.

Historic Jamestowne
Earlier this month, archeologists confirmed “the first scientifically-proven occurrence of survival cannibalism in Colonial America. The collaboration was driven by the archaeological discovery of a partial human skull and tibia during excavation of an early 17th-century trash deposit in Jamestown.” Read Jane’s Story to learn more about the settler’s fight for survival during the era known as “the starving time.”

History is Fun: Jamestown Settlement
This official Jamestown Settlement website is managed by an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, but in addition to the events calendar and other touristy details, there is also this one-page history brief, a video about the economy of 17th century Jamestown, and a chronology of important Jamestown events. “The first two English women arrived at Jamestown in 1608, and more came in subsequent years. Men outnumbered women, however, for most of the 17th century.”

Jamestown Rediscovery
“Excavations began in 1994 with the hopes of finding some evidence of the original 1607 James Fort, for over two centuries thought lost to river shoreline erosion. Today, archaeologists have rediscovered much of the fortification and have recovered over a million artifacts that tell the true story of Jamestown.” Site highlights include the interactive map of found artifacts, and the hyperlinked History of Jamestown article.

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