Jamestown skeletons found and tested
Tests on the skeletons showed they were all English, had diets high in protein, meaning they had money, and had elevated levels of lead. The richer you were, the more pewter you had, the more lead exposure you suffered. Wainman and West had very high levels of lead in their bones. Very interesting.
Also, even more intriguing, a sealed silver box with an "M" on it was found in Capt. Archer's grave. Scientists could not open it. Scientists used a CT scan to determine that there were bone shards and a broken vial inside that may once have held holy water or oil. Are these the bones of a deceased loved one or a "saint"? Fascinating.
Excavations are happening now with new urgency due to rising sea levels which scientists believed will eventually cover the site entirely.
Read more about it here in the news http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33680128
or from the Historic Jametowne website http://historicjamestowne.org/archaeology/dig-updates/