Photo: Jamestown Colony Well Yields Clues to Chesapeake's Health



Oyster shells (top photo) found in a layer of a 17th-century well discovered last year in Jamestown, Virginia, could reveal rich details about the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay 400 years ago. Artifacts from the well—such as these fish scales (bottom photo)—are well preserved, because they have been sitting underwater in oxygen-free conditions, archaeologists say.

Photographs courtesy APVA


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