Brett Larose Mrs. Macdonald Section 1130 Jamestown is the first permanent English settlement in the United States. This is a statement that is read over and over again throughout the world, whether it be in schools, textbooks, or anywhere else. But not many people today understand the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making Jamestown a steady and functional colony. The colonists’ lives were literally hanging on a single thread trying not only to make Jamestown successful, but also to just survive. Thanks to the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, hundreds upon hundreds of artifacts have been excavated, and an abundance of information has been gathered from examining all of Jamestown’s remains. One of the most revealing finds comes from the trees in the Jamestown settlement. With our technology now, it is possible to examine tree-ring growth patterns to determine how old a particular tree is, and even which years were dry or wet in the tree’s life. Because of this technology, it was proven that an ongoing severe drought occurred from
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