Jamestown Rediscovery: Leading staff

July 28, 2015

Courtesy of Jamestown Rediscovery/Preservation Virginia

Capt. Gabriel Archer’s remains were suspected when archaeologists discovered remnants of a captain’s leading staff with the bones. In July 2015, a team of scientists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Jamestown Rediscovery announced the identities of Rev. Robert Hunt, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Sir Ferdinando Wainman and Capt. William West, high-status leaders who helped shape the future of America during the initial phase of the Jamestown colony. (Photo courtesy of Jamestown Rediscovery/Preservation Virginia)

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