Rremains Of 4 Early Colonial Leaders Discovered At Jamestown (8 Images)




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    WASHINGTON Archaeologists have discovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than four hundred years near the altar of what was America’s first Protestant Church in Jamestown, Virginia? The 4 burial sites were uncovered in the earthen floor of what was Jamestown’s historic Anglican Church from 1608, a squad of scientists and historians announced. The site is the same church where Pocahontas famously married Englishman ‘John Rolfe’, leading to peace between the ‘Powhatan Indians’ and colonists at the first everlasting English settlement in America. Beyond the human remains, archaeologists also found artefacts buried with the colonial leaders including a mysterious Catholic container for holy relics found in the Protestant Church. In the remnants of Archer’s coffin, archaeologists found a captain’s leading staff as a symbol of Archer’s military rank. Historical records point toward Archer helped lead some of the earliest voyages to Jamestown. He died at the age of 34 years during a six-month period known as the ‘Starving Time’ when many perished due to disease, starvation and battles with Indians.

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