(Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily) Archaeologists working to excavate the earliest European settlement on Jamestown Island have discovered the graves of four of the men believed to have founded English America.
The graves were discovered beneath what was the chancel — an area usually reserved for clergy — of the first church on the island, which stood from 1608 to 1616.
"These are four of the earliest English founders of America, and that is quite remarkable in my view," said James Horn, a career academic who is in charge of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. "These are all key players in the first years."
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