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Jamestown settlers' trash confirms hard times

Analyses of discarded oyster shells chronicle deep drought during Virginia colony’s early years

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2:42pm, May 31, 2010

Oyster shells excavated from a well in Jamestown, Va., the first permanent British settlement in North America, bolster the notion that the first colonists suffered an unusually deep and long-lasting drought.

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