Researchers Say They Know What Happened to Roanoke’s ‘Lost Colony’

The English colonists who settled the so-called Lost Colony before disappearing from history simply went to live with their native friends — the Croatoans of Hatteras, according to a new book.

“They were never lost,” said Scott Dawson, who has researched records and dug up artifacts where the colonists lived with the Indians in the 16th century. “It was made up. The mystery is over.”

Dawson has written a book, published in June, that details his research. It is called “The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island,” and echos many of the sentiments he has voiced for years.

A team of archaeologists, historians, botanists, geologists and others have conducted digs on small plots in Buxton and Frisco for 11 years.

You can read the full story in an article by Jeff Hampton in the Virginian-Pilot website at: https://bit.ly/3gfKLye.

Source: Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter https://blog.eogn.com

Posted On: August 20, 2020 at 06:28PM