Monday, January 6, 2014

Jamestown: Indian Attack

In 1607, 
it was reported that someone was killed
during an attack by Powhatan's tribe.
His grave was found during the archaeological dig.
The arrow point was resting next to his leg
and would have been lodged into the surrounding tissue
during burial.
He had a broken collarbone
and his grave was hastily dug
and most likely one of the first
if not the first death.
Because the skeleton also provided evidence
of a broken abcessed tooth,
it's unknown if the arrow or infection or
a combination of the two 
were the cause of death.
This is a likeness.
He was estimated to be 14-15 years old.

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