A new exhibit now open at Historic Jamestowne reveals new details about the material world of Virginia's Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort that have illuminated the lifeways of the Chesapeake's Indian peoples in the early contact period of 1607-1614 at Jamestown.
Twenty years of excavations by the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have not only brought the story of the English community at James Fort to life but also the story of Virginia Indians through the discovery of thousands of Native artifacts. A trove of Indian-made clay pipes, pots, shell beads, projectile points, and bone and stone tools have been found in the earliest living areas and trash deposits of the fort. James Fort has proven to be one of the richest sites of contact-period Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake region. The exhibit showcases the extensive collection of Native artifacts emphasizing the adaptations and interdependence of the Powhatans and English as they negotiated a new world.
Admission Fee: Admission is $14 per adult and includes both Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. Youth under age 16 are free. National Parks passes and Preservation Virginia memberships are accepted, but a $5 fee may apply for entrance to Historic Jamestowne.
Last Updated: 8/8/2014 1:12 PM