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The Lost Colony and Jamestown droughts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9554842     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tree-ring data from Virginia indicate that the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island disappeared during the most extreme drought in 800 years (1587-1589) and that the alarming mortality and the near abandonment of Jamestown Colony occurred during the driest 7-year episode in 770 years (1606-1612). These extraordinary droughts can now be implicated in the fate of the Lost Colony and in the appalling death rate during the early occupations at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.
Authors:
D W Stahle; M K Cleaveland; D B Blanton; M D Therrell; D A Gay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  280     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-07     Completed Date:  1998-05-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-7     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Affiliation:
Tree-Ring Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA. dstahle@comp.uark.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Climate
Disasters / history*
Fresh Water
History, 16th Century
History, 17th Century
Humans
Mortality*
Nutrition Disorders / history
Starvation / history
Virginia

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