Jamestown Sister Settlement Found

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U.S. army archaeologists believe they have located a very early English settlement known as "Henrytowne," which they say historical accounts and artifacts suggest was contemporaneous with Jamestown — America’s first permanent English colony.

While Jamestown, founded in 1607, probably predates Henrytowne by at least a few years, the newly identified Virginia Beach Cape Henry site could have been home to one of the nation's earliest English colonies, indicated lead archaeologist Randy Amici.

He will present information about the site, located off Virginia’s Lynnhaven River, at the Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference in March.

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