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Werowocomoco Research Project
The Werowocomoco Research Project is a collaborative effort by archeologists, historians, and Virginia Indian communities to research a site that was once a major settlement of the Powhatan chiefdom. On its Web site, find detailed photos of excavations at the site and view video interviews with researchers.

College of William and Mary Anthropology Department
The William and Mary anthropology department offers up-to-date information about its ongoing excavation at Werowocomoco.

Historic Jamestowne
On this site, explore interactive features on the practice of archeology at Jamestown, view photos of current excavations, read biographies of settlers, find lesson plans, and more.

Virtual Jamestown
This Web site provides useful research material on Jamestown and the surrounding area. View scans of historic and contemporary maps, read a bibliography of primary sources, search a database of firsthand accounts and letters from the settlement period, and see a virtual panorama of the original Jamestown fort.

Captain John Smith's Trail
View an interactive map of John Smith's travels throughout eastern Virginia in the early 1600s.

Early Images of Virginia Indians
On this site from the Virginia Historical Society, view a gallery of early images of Virginia Indians and read a companion article on interpreting them as historical documents.

Society for Historical Archaeology
The Society for Historical Archaeology offers a number of resources through its Web site. Find links to information on historic sites from around the United States, read conservation facts and FAQs, and browse a list of academic and professional opportunities in the field.


Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown
by Helen Rountree. University of Virginia Press, 2006.

Jamestown, the Buried Truth
by William Kelso. University of Virginia Press, 2006.

A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America
by James Horn. Basic Books, 2005.

The Deadly Politics of Giving: Exchange and Violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown.
by Seth Mallios. University of Alabama Press, 2006.

Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony, The First Decade: 1607-1617.
edited by Edward Wright Haile. RoundHouse Books, 1998.

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