• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Sesame Seed

sesame seed
 
This African seasoning, according to Thomas Jefferson, “was brought to S. Carolina from Africa by the negroes…. They bake it in their bread, boil it with greens, enrich their broth, &c.”
 

Did You Know?

Tree ring section showing drought periods 1587-1589 and 1606-1612

Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, indicates the Jamestown colonists arrived during the worst drought period in over 800 years for the lower Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.