Location: Virginia, USA        Length: 8 min.

Jamestown Island, Virginia, is the location of the first permanent English colony in North America, but many of the archaeological sites on the island are at risk of being lost by sea level rise and coastal erosion--a threat that extends to cultural sites both nationally and internationally.  The National Park Service is tasked with preserving and protecting cultural and historical resources, which are relevant to climate change too.  In this video, National Park Service staff and partnering scientists talk about climate change in the context of Jamestown.

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Historic Jamestowne (National Park Service)

Jamestown Colony (History)

Jamestown Rediscovery (Preservation Virginia)

Jamestown, Virginia (Wikipedia)

Starving Settles in Jamestown Colony Resorted to Cannibalism (Smithsonian.com)