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Jane's Story has been added to a special room of the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Archaearium that discusses death in the early years of England's first permanent colony in North America. Her story illustrates a pivotal moment in the history of Jamestown and early America -- the "starving time" of the winter of 1609-1610 when Jamestown, England's first permanent colony in the New World, was brought to the edge of collapse by a combination of drought, disease, starvation, and Indian attacks. Along with Jane's facial reconstruction, artifacts from the "starving time" period will provide context to understand this critical period in Jamestown's history. Compelling forensic research on the remains of Jane is displayed alongside similar examinations exploring a young man's death from a musket ball wound and the remains believed to be those of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, a founding father of Jamestown. Visitors come face-to-face with the human stories from the beginnings of America.

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