Jamestown Murder Solved
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA—It was one of the enduring archaeological mysteries of the Jamestown colony: Who shot JR102C? In 1996, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists led by William Kelso excavated the grave of a young man designated JR102C in the project catalog. His skeleton had a lead bullet and shot fragments lodged in the right leg that could have ruptured a major artery and led to death within minutes. Now Kelso says that the team has found evidence that identifies the man as George Harrison, who took part in a duel in 1624 and is reported to have died from a gunshot to the leg. The man who murdered him was a merchant named Richard Stephens, who later is reported to have lost his teeth in a brawl with Virginia governor John Harvey.
Maya land sharks, exotic libations in Ghana, Viking toy ship, Abu Dhabi’s Neolithic building boom, and the world’s oldest silk
How the Maya kings made it rain