Unearthing American Evolution in Jamestown
In “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Dr. Indiana Jones famously said, “archeology is the search for fact, not truth.” Fact is something that cannot be changed while truth depends on a person’s perspectives and experience. At Historic Jamestowne we are fact finders unearthing a story from 400 years ago, when the Virginia Colony was establishing the foundation for today’s America.
The Virginia Colony, specifically Jamestown, Virginia, has long been the place historians identify as America’s birthplace. Jamestown was settled in 1607 and for hundreds of years has remained an important resource as archaeologists continue to explore and increase our understanding of the incredible events that have occurred throughout that area. With every dig on the island comes a new discovery, and a new story from a time long ago.