Monday, March 27, 2006

More on the Jamestown skeleton Colonial Skeleton Stumps Archaeologists

The quest to identify a nearly intact skeleton found at Jamestown continues.

Jamestown officials said this week that without DNA proof, researchers are doing other studies to test their theory that the skeleton discovered in 2002 belongs to Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, a founder of the first permanent English settlement in North America, established almost 400 years ago.

The announcement came after The Church of England issued a statement that tests have cast doubts on the possibility that the skeleton belonged to Gosnold.