Ancient map gives clue to the fate of the Roanoke settlers

Published on May 7th, 2012 | by Admin


An analysis of a map from the late 16th century has lead researchers to believe they have uncovered the fate of the settlers who vanished from Roanoke Island. [Thnx to Anatoly for sending me the link!]

“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 …”

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: AP/British Museum

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