Saturday, January 4, 2014

Jamestown: The Bones

Meet Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
Or, more specifically, 
his skeleton
or what the Smithsonian strongly believes
is his skeleton.
Here is a likeness of the Captain.
His remains were found during the 
archeological dig at Jamestown.
Captain Gosnold was said to be one of the biggest influences
in England's colonization of America.
He explored New England and is said to have named
Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard
(I read somewhere he had a daughter named Martha 
and named Martha's Vineyard for her).

Sadly, Gosnold died only 3 months after landing at Jamestown
after succumbing to a 3 week illness.

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