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Date:
July 19, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Hampton History Museum
Address:
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Contact:
757-727-1102
Cost:
Free and open to the public

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In Search of the Lost Colony Site “X”

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Spend your lunch hour with us as Nicholas Luccketti, principal investigator and archaeologist of the James River Institute for Archaeology and vice president of research for First Colony Foundation, offers tantalizing clues unearthed in recent archaeology 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.” Archaeologists have been searching for evidence of Sir Walter Raleigh’s 1585 Lane Colony and the 1587 Lost Colony at Roanoke Island since the 1890s. Bring a bag lunch—we’ll have free dessert for you! This event is free and open to the public.

Archaeologists 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 archaeological 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.