Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Jamestown update Still Building: Archaeologists plumb layer after layer at Jamestown
Jamestown, Va., has a history of building on its past. The English arrived there nearly 400 years ago and began build- ing things - a fort, a few mud huts and a church. The hapless colonists did not thrive at first, and many of them found early graves. So many died that they sometimes buried folks on top of other folks. They must not have marked the graves very well, or else the gravediggers were also buried, because no one at the time seemed to remember where any of the departed had been laid to rest.