Spring 2008 Membership Meeting  
  The Williamsburg Marriott, Williamsburg, Virginia  


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Eleven-Thirty Reception; Twelve-Thirty Luncheon
Nine O'Clock Council Meeting
W. Harrison Schroeder, Governor

Speaker: Dr. Douglas W. Owsley
Head of the Division of Physical Anthropology
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Members and Guests $45.00
Reservations close April 25, 2008
Click here to access Reservation Form (PDF Format)
Reserve early: space is limited.


1. Rosemary and Black Pepper Crusted Pork Loin,
Sliced and Served with a Light Jus,
accompanied by Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
and Fresh Selection of Vegetables;

Summer Mixed Farmer's Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing


2. Chicken Monterey,
Lightly Seasoned and Sauteed,
Topped with Sliced Avocado, Tomato Concasse and
Melted Monterey Jack Cheese,
Served with a Mustard Cream Sauce;
Spring Salad with Radicchio and Frisse and Blue Cheese Dressing

Above entrees served with assorted rolls, lavosh and flatbreads with dairy butter;
freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee and service of hot or iced tea.

Dessert: Chocolate Decadence Torte with Chantilly Cream


Make checks payable to "Jamestowne Society"
Mail check and completed reservation form to
Jamestowne Society
P. O. Box 6845
Richmond, VA 23230




Fall 2008 Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Richmond, Virginia
(Note: This is a tentative revised date. Check Fall 2008 Newsletter and this website for updates)

Spring 2009 Meeting
Saturday in May 2009
Williamsburg, Virginia
(Note: Date to be determined. Check Society Newsletter and this website for updates)


Presentation for the Jamestown Society, May 17, 2008


Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake

by Dr. Doug Owsley
Division Head for Physical Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution

What can 400-year-old graves tell us?
  To scientists, bones and teeth hold answers about people and events.  The evidence preserved in bone, together with written and cultural records, opens a new, more intimate way to look at the past.  The skeletal evidence introduces us to actual people who made history.
Smithsonian scientists have already opened forensic files on more than 300 of the Chesapeake’s earliest European and African residents.
  Their bones and burials are often the only surviving records of real lives and deaths.
 These are the stories of the people who—by choice or by force—came to the Chesapeake three to four centuries ago and stayed. 
 Their files are rewriting early American history.



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