Jamestown: The Truth Revealed

Sun. March 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

James Monroe’s Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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William Kelso (Jamestown: The Truth Revealed) discusses the extraordinary discoveries he and his collaborators made to locate the site of the original Jamestown colony, including invaluable recent excavations that have helped to provide a more complete picture of the settlement and its place in history. In conversation with archaeologist and historic site director Sara Bon-Harper.

Why should you attend?

“William Kelso’s Jamestown, the Truth Revealed offers far more than an updated report on his team’s archaeological discoveries at Jamestown during the past decade. Their new findings advance and transform our understanding of the colony and its people―European and native alike. Jamestown, the Truth Revealed is a profoundly important portrayal of the remarkable men and women who lived and died at Jamestown four centuries ago.” –Jon Kukla, author of Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty and Mr. Jefferson’s Women

Archaeologist Kelso (Jamestown, the Buried Truth) has painstakingly recounted his amazing discovery of James Fort in Virginia, a site once thought long eroded into the James River… Amid the historical narrative, Kelso details the excavation process he undertook at Jamestown from 1994 to 2014, which he supports with numerous photographs and computer reconstructions of the dig…. [An] information rich volume. —Library Journal

“On the new book’s cover, the haunting face of a young woman stares out from darkness. That’s the reconstruction of ‘Jane,’ whose mutilated skull was found with other trash in a layer that dates to the Starving Time in the winter of 1609-10.” –Katherine Calos, Richmond Times Dispatch