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Archaeological dig at historic jamestowne

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Social Studies Middle School

Jamestown’s Leaders

Established in 1607, Jamestown, Virginia, was the first successful English colony in North America. In 2010, scientists discovered four skeletons that had been buried in what was the colony’s first church. The archaeologist working on the site theorized that these must be the remains of members of the colony’s elite. Listen to this story to learn what led to the evidence scientists uncovered to support this theory.

US History I Colonialism

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AIR DATE: 07/28/2015

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