has the lost colony really been found?
For more than 425 years the fate of the Lost Colony has beguiled everyone who has studied it. New evidence suggests the Roanoke colonists fled west, and archeologists are closely examining a site in Bertie County. Writing for the Outer Banks Voice, Ed Beckley recounts the history of the search and where we are now.
“Archaeologists and historians of the First Colony Foundation (FCF) say that large numbers of pottery pieces from sea voyage provisioning jars they found in Bertie County point to the 1587 “Lost Colony’s” stated plan to relocate from Roanoke Island.
The foundation said in a news briefing last week they have uncovered a relatively large amount of Surrey-Hampshire Border ware as well as sherds of North Devon plain baluster jar, in an area near the western Albemarle Sound they have named “Site X.”