Archaeologists May Have Found Jamestown Leader’s Remains

Archaeologists believe they've found the remains of the man who helped lead England's first permanent settlement in North America.

George Yeardley was an early resident of 17th Century Jamestown, Virginia.  He later served as three time governor of Virginia and established some important reforms that some credit as the first experiments with democracy in this country.  He created the first English legislative assembly in “the New World.”

The archaeologists found what they are nearly certain is Yeardley's skeleton buried at the site of a 1617 church.  They hope to prove the skeleton's identity by the middle of next year. 

Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

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