Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Before there was a Jamestown...

Jamestown had its antecedents in the explorations and expeditions to North Carolina’s Outer banks: the Roanoke colonies (including the "lost" colony.) The First Colony Foundation’s recent research at Fort Raleigh and surrounding area has used ground penetrating radar and other new technologies to discover evidence of the colonies and their settlers. Other research has led historians to conclude that, but for a 1586 hurricane, the earlier group of them may have gone on to settle in Chesapeake Bay about two decades before the landing at Jamestown.

First Colony’s website is well worth visiting and strongly complements the emerging pictures of Jamestown’s early years that are being uncovered at Historic Jamestown that William Kelso will review in the final presentation of the 2011 Jamestown Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg, VA.

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