National Geographic : 1979 Jun
/I W'-N4tKVJ K ivP1$ LBL. Site C, the most extensive of the 17th century sites excavated at Martin's Hun dred, about four acres of the town have thus far been discovered, although the James River has probably eroded an equal area. The settlement's leader may have lived in the fort, background, that served the community as a refuge from attack by Indians. Besides the colonists' crops of tobacco, used locally for barter, they raised food staples that included corn and i,__ livestock, such as the goats and hogs inside a wattle fence around the cottage at far left. In a company compound, above, a longhouse, at right, is adjoined by a byre or stable, flanked on the left by a storehouse. The elements of the Martin's Hundred settlement that have been found thus far come tantalizingly close to a design that was employed during the same period by fellow English colonists-an ocean away in Ireland. 740 / .:.