• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Peanut (Groundnut)

Although native to South America, peanuts are very similar to groundnuts, a staple of West African cuisine. The name “goober” probably is derived from the African nguba.

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Atlantic Sturgeon scutes recovered at James Fort.

Sturgeons have five rows of bony plates, called scutes, covering the head and body. These scutes are often found in the excavation of James Fort; the abundance of scutes in the archeological record supports the historical record.