Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

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Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

Archaeologist David Givens uses a precise survey to tool to map remains that scientists are working to identify.

Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

Archaeologist David Givens uses a precise survey to tool to map remains that scientists are working to identify.

Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

Archaeologist David Givens holds a tooth that was found during the excavation of the burial site inside the historic church at Colonial Jamestown.

Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

Archaeologists recover teeth from remains believed to be those of the leader of America’s first representative government assembly.

Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

Archaeologists built a “clean room” to prevent DNA contamination of the site.

Jamestown mystery: Whose bones have been uncovered?

Using magnifying lenses, a forensics anthropologist from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History peers at a newly uncovered skeleton inside the historic church at Colonial Jamestown.
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