Name:History of Jamestown
Brief Description of the Site:
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities provides this online history of Jamestown with information on topics from the Virginia Company to archeological research. It includes recent discoveries. In the Exhibits section, there is a display and explanation of armor actually found at the site. The area on Visiting includes maps. There are also Publications and Resources available.
How to use the site:
Students can see artifacts that were discovered, such as ancient European weapons and armor, as well as personal belongings, nearly half of them dating from 1607 - 1610. Students will meet famous historical characters. like Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe. Along with a timeline, there is a really interesting list of the early settlers and their occupations, which makes great material for student role-playing.