HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Science » Anthropology (Group) » Researchers say they have...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:49 PM

Researchers say they have new clue to Lost Colony

Last edited Fri May 4, 2012, 02:21 AM - Edit history (1)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from North Carolina's Roanoke Island in the late 16th century.

Experts from the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum in London discussed their findings Thursday at a scholarly meeting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their focus: the "Virginea Pars" map of Virginia and North Carolina created by explorer John White in the 1580s and owned by the British Museum since 1866.

"We believe that this evidence provides conclusive proof that they moved westward up the Albemarle Sound to the confluence of the Chowan and Roanoke rivers," said James Horn, vice president of research and historical interpretation at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and author of a 2010 book about the Lost Colony.

"Their intention was to create a settlement. And this is what we believe we are looking at with this symbol - their clear intention, marked on the map ..."


more here

edit:

and something more indepth

0 replies, 705 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread