For over 400 years, the mystery of Roanoke's "Lost Colony" has puzzled historians and spawned conspiracies--until now.
New discoveries link the lost colony of Roanoke to Hatteras Island.
The legend of the Lost Colony has been captivating imaginations for nearly a century. When they left Roanoke Island, where did they go? What is the meaning of the mysterious word Croatoan? In the sixteenth century, Croatoan was the name of an island to the south now known as Hatteras. Scholars have long considered the island as one of the colonists' possible destinations, but only recently has anyone set out to prove it. Archaeologists from the University of Bristol, working with local residents through the Croatoan Archaeological Society, have uncovered tantalizing clues to the fate of the colony.
Hatteras native and amateur archaeologist Scott Dawson compiles what scholars know about the Lost Colony along with what scholars have found beneath the soil of Hatteras.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Mark Horton 9
Part I The History
1 The Push for Colonization 25
2 The First Voyage: 1584 30
3 The Second Voyage: 1585-1586 39
4 The Resupply Mission: 1586 47
5 The "Lost" Colony: 1587 49
6 John White's Return Voyage: 1590 58
7 Later Attempts: The Search (or Lack Thereof) for the Colonists 63
Part II Archaeology
8 Native Life 71
9 Introduction to Archaeology 83
10 The Real Search Begins: November 2009 94
11 Daub Gone It: 2010 97
12 Mysterious Woman: 2011 106
13 Guns and Brandy 110
14 Pay Dirt 121
15 The Earth Listens 128
16 Survivors' Camp 134
17 Theories 138
Algonquian Glossary 147
About the Author 157