Published: May 2007
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Historic Jamestowne
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Werowocomoco Research Project
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Jamestown Historic Briefs From the National Park Service
This site offers historical articles, time lines, biographies, and more about colonial life at Jamestown.

Field Dispatch: Tough Times at Jamestown
Learn how William Kelso, chief archaeologist at Jamestown, answered questions raised in the summer of 2002, eight years after the excavation project began.

Exploring the Chesapeake: Nightmare in Jamestown
Read an interview with Doug Owsley, a forensic anthropologist whose work is featured in the National Geographic Explorer film Nightmare in Jamestown. You'll find more valuable information on Jamestown throughout the rest of the site.


Appelbaum, Robert, and John Wood Sweet, eds. Envisioning an English Empire: Jamestown and the Making of the North Atlantic World. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Hume, Ivor Noel. Here Lies Virginia: An Archaeologist's View of Colonial Life and History. Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.

Kelso, William M. Jamestown: The Buried Truth. University of Virginia Press, 2006.

Price, David A. Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation. Vintage Books, 2003.

Rountree, Helen C. Pocahontas's People: The Powhatan Indians of Virginia Through Four Centuries. University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

Wood, Peter H., and others, ed. Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast. University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

NGS Resources

Lange, Karen E. 1607: A New Look at Jamestown. National Geographic Books, 2007.

Smith, John. John M. Thompson, ed. The Journals of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Biography. National Geographic Books, 2007.

Pobst, Sandy. Voices From Colonial America: Virginia, 1607-1776. National Geographic Books, 2005.

Rosen, Daniel. New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699. National Geographic Books, 2005.

Rosen, Daniel. Jamestown and the Virginia Colony. National Geographic Books, 2004.

Kostyal, K. M. "Foothold on a Continent." National Geographic Traveler (July/August 1991), 68-71.

Judge, Joseph. "Exploring Our Forgotten Century: Between Columbus and Jamestown." National Geographic (March 1988), 330-63.

Smith, Bradford. "Captain Smith of Jamestown." National Geographic (May 1957), 581-620.