Jamestown discovery unearths new secrets about America's past

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  1. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    JAMESTOWN, Va. -- Archaeologists announced this week they have uncovered remains of four people, buried at the first permanent English settlement in America, in Jamestown, Virginia.

    "In this grave was Captain William West," lead archaeologist Bill Kelso showed CBS News. "Over here, Captain Gabriel Archer; a knight, Sir Ferdinando Weyman; and the first cleric, Robert Hunt."

    They were four of the original English settlers who had come to forge a new life in a harsh New World.

    Kelso and his team spent two weeks excavating these bones, opening up a 400-year-old window on America's beginnings.

    "We found the evidence of lost leaders of the beginning of the colony," Kelso said. "I think it certainly puts a new emphasis on parts of that story that have never been known before."

    They were part of Great Britain's upper class, as revealed by their burial inside what had been the 1607 church, and by signs of prestige -- including part of a silver sash and a captain's staff.

    But the "Eureka moment" was the discovery of a silver box buried with Captain Gabriel Archer.

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    Weren't those the guys who came over looking for Gold? The only problem was that they were all upper class "gentlemen" who were averse to manual labor. I wonder how far into the 3 month voyage they discovered that they had a real problem on their hands...
     
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    ...they managed to establish a village or two the mystery is what happened to them, they kind of vanished for unknown reasons. anyway yeah they were the first whitey settement in america

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    if you watch the video the forensic examination of the bones showed traces of hard physical labor. they may have been upper class but they were there at the pleasure of the king.
     
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