Photo: 400-Year-Old Seeds, Spear Change Perceptions of Jamestown Colony



A 400-year-old tobacco seed (shown magnified 350 times) was among a host of well-preserved artifacts found in a 17th-century well at the site of the Jamestown colony in Virginia.

The artifacts, which also include a host of native plant materials, a Scottish pistol, and a ceremonial spear, are changing some perceptions about what life was like in England's first established settlement in the New World.

Image courtesy College of William and Mary Applied Research Center/APVA Preservation Virginia, via NGS


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