The Lost Colony of Roanoke is one of America’s oldest secrets and riddles. Who were they? Where did they go? Why did they go down in history as memorable and why are they still relevant to this very day?
It all went down in 1587, on an Island called Roanoke off of the Eastern coast of what is now known as the United States.
The colony of Roanoke initially did arrive at the Island ca. 1585 and the expedition actually got off to a pretty bad start. The mystery takes a turn when all inhabitants of the Roanoke island disappeared without a trace still to this day. The only clue left behind was the word “Croatoan” carved in a local tree branch, which many speculate could indicate that the locals ended up moving to the Croatoan island, also now known as Hatteras Island.
Ever since the year 1998, the Croatoan Project has done extensive research, and has provided various amounts of archaeological evidence and materials to back up the theory that the colonists did end up moving towards the island of Hatteras to be with the Hatteras tribe.
To this day, investigations have continued into the disappearance of the lost colony of Roanoke.
If you’re interested in learning more about their history, you’ll notice once you do a bit more research online that there really isn’t much more information available.
The stories you’ll read everywhere else boil down to the same basic facts, and to be truthful when you go back that far into the past there just isn’t that much documentation available.
As of now, all we have to go off of is the information and artifacts that were left behind, the information archeologists came up with after extensive research and current findings that are discovered in this time.
To learn more about this topic, stay tuned for further updates as provided by the Croatoan Project.