Forensic Fridays


Select Fridays May-October, 11:00am—12:30pm

Join a senior forensic archaeologist to take a deeper dive into colonial cold cases being investigated by Jamestown archaeologists. Forensic and genetic analyses have yielded profound insights into the lives of the people who lived and died on Jamestown Island. Skeletal remains encode a lifetime of information, including things like age, sex, status, disease, and place of origin. Ancient DNA analysis can tie the individuals interred at Jamestown with living communities, and highlight connections to European, Native American, and African descendent groups. These studies are instrumental in solving Jamestown’s mysteries, from uncovering evidence of cannibalism to identifying the first English colonists.

Program consists of a lecture in the Memorial Church to discuss the forensic cases that have uncovered Jamestown’s history. Time for questions and answers follows the lecture.

This ticket does not include admission to Historic Jamestowne. 
— Attendees will show their receipt when arriving at the Church.


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Forensic Fridays Tour Date

May 12, 2023, June 9, 2023, July 7, 2023, August 18, 2023, September 15, 2023, October 20, 2023