By JEFF HAMPTONTHE VIRGINIAN-PILOT |AUG 17, 2020 AT 10:14 AM A piece of writing tablet from the 1500s indicates English settlers assimilated with the natives. The lead tablet has impressions on it that show an Englishman shooting a Secotan Indian chief.. (Jeff Hampton) BUXTON, N.C. — The English colonists who settled the so-called Lost Colony before disappearing from history simply … Continue reading ‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’
(Originally published in The Outer Banks Voice) —Near the confluence of Salmon Creek and Albemarle Sound in Bertie County, archaeologists continue to uncover artifacts that may reveal clues to the 400-year mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Thanks to the recent purchase of nearly 1,000 acres by the Coastal Land Trust, this magnificent … Continue reading Trust buys land in Bertie that could be tied to the Lost Colony
An interesting article on runaway slaves, known as "maroons," who lived deep inside the Great Dismal. From Smithsonian Magazine: The worse it gets, as I wade and stumble through the Great Dismal Swamp, the better I understand its history as a place of refuge. Each ripping thorn and sucking mudhole makes it clearer. It was the … Continue reading What archaeologists are finding in the Great Dismal Swamp
By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. Evidence is mounting that at least part of John White’s lost colony may have ended up in Bertie County. Archaeologists have excavated 850 square feet of the tract in question and found dozens of artifacts including bale seals used to verify cloth quality; 16th-century nails; firing pans … Continue reading Did the Lost Colony live at “Site X”? Clues point the way.
By Christina Haley on July 12, 2016 Three Civil War artifacts were stolen from the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site during a break-in at the site early Sunday morning. The break-in was reported at the historic site located at 8884 St. Phillips Road, in Winnabow, at 2:17 a.m., according an incident report from the Brunswick County … Continue reading Civil War buttons stolen from Brunswick historic site
MANTEO, N.C. Archaeologists have found pottery pieces that could have been part of a jar belonging to a medicine maker of the Roanoke voyages, and even a member of the lost colony. The two quarter-sized fragments, colored blue, white and brown, were buried in the soil two feet below the surface not far from The … Continue reading Found Pottery Fragments may be Linked to the Lost Colony