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Sep 12
2011

Spies in Virginia

The tale of a Spanish spy reveals England's fragile hold on the New World. Miguel Girona tells the story of Don Diego de Molina.

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Aug 15
2011

Excavating Ancient Armor

A broken helmet is discarded and forgotten, only to be resurrected 400 years later by curious archaeologists on Jamestown Island. Curator Michael Lavin describes the effort.

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Jan 24
2011

Where Pocahontas Pledged Her Love

Ongoing excavations at James Fort reveal a surprising discovery: the site of the 1608 church where Pocahontas married John Rolfe. Chief Archaeologist Bill Kelso shares the excitement of rediscovery.

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Dec 14
2009

Tangible Remains

Objects drawn from a 1609 well put people back in the picture at James Fort. Senior Archaeological Curator Bly Straube interprets the evidence.

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Dec 7
2009

The John Smith Well

Discovery continues at Virginia's James Fort, site of America's first permanent English settlement. Archaeologist Bill Kelso gets to the bottom of a 1609 well.

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Mar 16
2009

A Record in the River

Oyster shells are the black box recorders of the James River. Marine scientist Juli Harding collects the data.

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Feb 23
2009

Ironworks at Jamestown

Virginia's soil yielded unexpected resources. Journeyman Blacksmith Shel Browder talks about an early iron foundry at Jamestown.

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Oct 8
2007

Jamestown Unearthed, Part Two

With 60 percent of James Fort unexplored, the island outpost guards a wealth of stories. Bill Kelso continues the hunt for discovery.

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Oct 1
2007

Jamestown Unearthed, Part One

The most impartial chronicle of Jamestown Settlement is in its trash. Curator Bly Straube explains.

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May 7
2007

Historical Rivalry

Despite its 14-year lead, many don't know that Jamestown was settled before Plymouth. James Axtell's article, "Historical Rivalry," explores the reasons why.

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Apr 23
2007

Jamestown Unearthed

Portraying lesser-known historical figures gives Willie Balderson an opportunity to relate the experiences of the everyday man.

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Jan 1
2007

We Are Starved

The newest book from Colonial Williamsburg's retired Chief Archaeologist Ivor Noel Hume, "Civilized Men" examines the transgressions of humanity in Jamestown.

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  • Read Ivor Noel Hume's article, “We Are Starved” in the Winter 2007 issue of the Journal.
  • Learn more about John Smith's arrival in Jamestown in Dennis Montgomery's "Captain John Smith" from the Spring, 1994 issue of the Journal.

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