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In the middle of Virginia's James River lies Jamestown Island, the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. The colonists aimed to farm and to trade copper jewelry for corn from the local Indians, yet they suffered crippling death rates.
RICHMOND, Va. — Sometime around 1610, archaeologists figure a thirsty colonist sat his brass pistol on the side of a well as he pulled up some water and accidentally knocked the weapon in. It's conjecture, but it's one explanation for a cache of rare finds they fished up Tuesday from the bottom of a 400-year-old well at an overlooked corner of Historic Jamestown, a national park. The items included the Scottish pistol, a man's leather shoe and a small lead plaque reading "James Towne" — the equivalent of a colonial luggage tag.
JAMESTOWN, Va. — Artifacts found in the remains of a 17th-century well, including farm tools and a pewter flagon, provide glimpses into the early life of the pioneering Jamestown settlement and its struggles for survival, archaeologists said Monday. The well, built as early as 1617, is likely the oldest of two dozen wells discovered at the first permanent English settlement in North America, now part of the Historic Jamestowne preserve. Since it was found in the summer of 2002 it has yielded a treasure trove of artifacts ranging from armor plates to drinking vessels likely dropped by accident, the archaeologists said.
400-Year-Old Jamestown Well Preserves Environmental Data and Rare Objects JAMESTOWN, Va. – Historic Jamestowne archaeologists have discovered a virtual time capsule of environmental and cultural data sealed inside an enormous well that may have been built by Capt.