At this point have you been able to identify any of the people found?
We have not been able to identify with exact names any of the burials so far nor is there
much chance to do so. No grave so far has had a tombstone or any other identifying label. One stone
found in the church is that of a knighted man, which may be marking the grave of Sir George Yeardley,
one of the early governors.
Did the colonists have any medical skills or supplies to speak of?
Among the early settlers were surgeons, physicians, and apothecaries, each with a specialty somewhat
similar to these positions today. However, the medical profession at that time had far less knowledge
than today to actually heal the sick. We have found surgeons equipment and dozens of pharmaceutical (medicine) jars.
What was the initial opinion of Powhatan and his people of the colonists? Were they willing
to share their land, or did they want the invaders gone from the beginning?
The neighboring Algonquians and the colonists clashed almost immediately. Within weeks
of their arrival, the colonists built a wooden fort for protection. Clashes between the groups
took a toll on the colonys population, but there were also times when trade with the
Algonquians revived the hungry newcomers.