has the lost colony been found?
After evidence of a possible new site for the whereabouts of the Lost Colony came to light on a 16th Century map, archeologists started looking for clues at the confluence of the Chowan and Roanoke Rivers. As Ed Beckley points out in the Outer Banks Voice, the findings are exciting but questions remain.
“Artifacts uncovered recently at a western Albemarle archaeological site suggest that settlers may have lived in the area around the time the Lost Colony disappeared.
In a report to donors, the First Colony Foundation reported that in only a few months, researchers have found more Elizabethan artifacts related to domestic activities than they have on Roanoke Island since the earliest English settlers vanished four centuries ago.”