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Remains of horse found buried at Jamestown


Archaeologists excavating at the site of the Jamestown colony have found the complete skeleton of a horse, buried some time after 1650.

“To think, almost everyone who has visited Historic Jamestowne until this week has walked about a foot over this horse,” Schmidt said. “That’s the great thing about working here, you never know what’s down there. We could be standing on another horse.”

Or a person. The church graveyard extends that far, Schmidt noted. The ditch in which the horse is buried first turned up 12 years ago, but was not fully excavated.

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Story: Steve Vaughan, The Virginia Gazette | Photo: The Virginia Gazette

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