The Science of Jamestown

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Recent excavations at the original Jamestown settlement seem to confirm many settlers' recorded deaths, including the boy's: archeologists discovered a grave with a young male's skeleton and an arrowhead near his leg, which was probably still in the boy's flesh when he died. Here, researchers have used facial reconstruction software on a skull to show what another colonist might have looked like. The skull is thought to have belonged to Captain Bartholomew Gosnold, a founding father who was a primary force behind the expedition to Jamestown.

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