March 23, 1999 Next.
The earliest Jamestown colonists lived in a triangular-shaped fort. Houses were made of wattle and daub with thatched roofs. WHAT? Wattle and Daub? No it is not from Ally McBeal. Sorry, I did not think of taking a picture of wattle, but it is the process of building walls like a log cabin. Instead of using logs for the horizontal pieces, they used much narrower pieces of wood, 1" to 3" in diameter. The walls would look more like high fences before they added the daub. Daub, I think, is a mixture of mud and clay. They used daub as a stucco type covering over the wattle. The walls turn out relatively smooth.
Three public buildings were in the fort, the storehouse, the court of guard and the church. They were required to attend church twice a day, three times on Sunday. Oops, no picture of the church. Just imagine something bigger than teh housses you see below. It was very basic, used for any kind of large gathering.
The settlers did not come here looking for freedom. They were here for profit. The colonists worked for the Virginia Company of London and came to find gold, other raw materials and a northwest passage to the Orient. Numerous attempts were made with various industries, but only tobacco resulted in profit
This tunnel goes under Colonial Williamsburg on the way to Jamestown.
This forger is making nails for the fort. They made nearly all their own tools. Next.