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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
drawing of bone
Excavation record of the Statehouse Complex Burial Ground.
Graphic by Jamie May
APVA Preservation Virginia/Historic Jamestowne

The cemetery, as yet only partially investigated, is on Jamestown Island, northwest of James Fort. There are an unknown number of other burials in and around this ridge of ground.

To date, investigators have examined 83 individuals buried in 69 graves. Twelve graves contained two bodies, and one grave contained three bodies.

Key to Evidence

  • Red = Multiple burials

  • Green = Burials with clothing

  • Blue = Burials with lead shot

  • Gray = Foundations overlying burial ground