In Search of the Lost Colony

Dates
  • Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 12pm

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Location

Hampton History Museum - 120 Old Hampton Ln.

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Spend your lunch hour with the Hampton History Museum as Nicholas Luccketti, principal investigator and archeologist of the James River Institute for Archeology, Inc. and vice president of research for First Colony Foundation, offers tantalizing clues unearthed in recent archeology as to the whereabouts of one of our nation’s longest-standing mysteries—the relocation of the Roanoke Settlers of the Lost Colony to a site in Eastern NC called “Site X.” 

Archeologists have been searching for evidence of Sir Walter Raleigh’s 1585 Lane Colony and the 1587 “Lost Colony” at Roanoke Island since the 1890’s. Much of this work has focused around an earthen fortification at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site that has long been attributed to Raleigh’s colonists. The First Colony Foundation has conducted excavations at Fort Raleigh and more recently at Site X about 50 miles from Roanoke Island where a combination of documentary, cartographic, and archeological evidence strongly suggests was the site of a small group of Raleigh’s 1587 colonists. This lecture will present an overview of the First Colony Foundation research at Roanoke Island and Site X. 

Bring a bag lunch—they'll have free dessert for you!

This program is free and open to the public. 

 

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