The Lost Colony and Jamestown droughts.

@article{Stahle1998TheLC,
  title={The Lost Colony and Jamestown droughts.},
  author={D. Stahle and M. K. Cleaveland and D. Blanton and M. Therrell and D. Gay},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={280 5363},
  pages={
          564-7
        }
}
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. 

Topics from this paper

Drought as a factor in the Jamestown colony, 1607–1612
  • D. Blanton
  • History, Medicine
  • Historical archaeology
  • 2000
Subsistence fishing at Jamestown, 1607–24
North American Tree Rings, Climatic Extremes, and Social Disasters
Reconstructing early 17th century estuarine drought conditions from Jamestown oysters
Tree-ring analysis of ancient baldcypress trees and subfossil wood
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 22 REFERENCES
THE U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
Time series analysis, forecasting and control
  • 1997
Bull. Am. Meteorol . Soc
  • Bull. Am. Meteorol . Soc
  • 1997
Climate Analysis Center, Climatic Data for 1993 (Climate Analysis Center
  • Climate Analysis Center, Climatic Data for 1993 (Climate Analysis Center
  • 1994
...
1
2
3
...