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This is the first evidence of a structure in the area that predates the 1617 church.
To the west, archaeologists discovered the south end of a small pit containing a large concentration of early 17th century material, which appears to relate to a fort-expansion period structure.
As area excavations to the west progressed toward the 1607 east palisade wall of James Fort, the crew noticed a distinct change in the material culture in the overburden.
The results, released Thursday by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, confirmed what a 1998 investigation of Jamestown tree rings determined: that the first colonists landed on the shores of the James River at a really bad time - a record drought.The shells, dating back to 1611, showed levels of 16 salinity units compared with today's average of between 3 and 10 salinity units, according to the study. Similarly, the rings on cypress trees analyzed for a landmark 1998 study also left scientific clues of a severe drought. Described as the worst of its kind in 800 years, the drought made crops scarce, supplies of fresh water short, and American Indians hungry and less willing to barter away their food with the English, the study concludes.Which all means that the colonists had little to eat or drink once they arrived in Virginia - and might also explain why about half of them died after their first traumatic winter here.