A copper ring and bits of pottery recently found in a layer of soil 3 feet deep on Roanoke Island are consistent with the site of the Algonquian village where English explorers arrived.
Archaeologists are using ground-penetrating radar and GPS to survey part of the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island, an erosion-threatened area that could hold artifacts from the Algonquian village where English explorers first made contact in 1584.
Marvin Tupper Jones, whose Albemarle family history predates the Lost Colony, says he’s living proof that his Chowanoke ancestors didn’t just disappear from the historical record.
He was chosen to be a part of Sir Walter Raleigh’s first expedition, and although little is known about scientist and mathematician Thomas Harriot, his written depictions of the New World say much about the author.
Our Kip Tabb interviews journalist and science writer Andrew Lawler and reviews his new book “The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke.”