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Media Photo: Underwater Archeology near the Lost Colony

Image of archeologists in Roanoke Sound searching for artifacts from the Lost Colony
NPS Photo

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Date: May 24, 2010
Contact: National Park Service, 252-473-2111 x148

In conjunction with the National Park Service, Professor Gordon Watts from the Institute of Nautical Archeology, along with a team of archeologists, Bill Utley, Josh Daniel and Ray Hayes, are performing underwater archeology work for several days adjacent to the shoreline in an area known as "Barrel Beach" near The Lost Colony complex. The team is searching for evidence of the first English Settlement site to further examine the geophysical anomalies previously found in the area. Several Indian artifacts have been discovered in the area.

Did You Know?

English landing on Roanoke Island, NC Office of Archives & History

Before the 1587 colony of families, an English expedition of soldiers and explorers resided for nearly a year on Roanoke Island from 1585 to 1586. These men formed England’s first New World settlement, beginning a new chapter in the course of the world.