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Researchers Seek DNA Link to Lost Colony
WRAL & AP ^ | June 11, 2007

Posted on 06/11/2007 2:04:04 PM PDT by varina davis

Edited on 06/11/2007 2:34:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

ROANOKE ISLAND, N.C. - Researchers believe they may be able to use DNA to uncover the fate of the Lost Colony, which vanished shortly after more than 100 people settled on Roanoke Island in 1587.

Using genealogy, deeds and historical narratives, researchers have compiled 168 surnames that could be connected to settlers in what is considered the first attempt by the English to colonize the New World. The team will try to trace the roots of individuals related to the colonists, to the area's 16th century American Indians or to both.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: americanhistory; colonialamerica; colony; dna; godsgravesglyphs; lost; lostcolony; roanoke; virginia; virginiahistory
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One of my favorite archeological mysteries!
1 posted on 06/11/2007 2:04:09 PM PDT by varina davis
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 06/11/2007 2:05:32 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Don't mistake timid driving for defensive driving.)
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To: varina davis

They went to Croatoan, right?


3 posted on 06/11/2007 2:05:41 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Unknowing
They went to Croatoan, right?

Nope, Sun City Arizona.....

4 posted on 06/11/2007 2:08:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (......)
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To: varina davis

Go talk to the Lumbee tribe. They’ve always maintained that they were descendants of the Croatan Indians and the Roanoke Island colonists.


5 posted on 06/11/2007 2:08:42 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: varina davis

Just go visit the Lumberton area and Lumbee Indian tribe. That is where they went.


6 posted on 06/11/2007 2:09:33 PM PDT by doodad
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To: varina davis

Hey, we found John Edwards’ “other America”...


7 posted on 06/11/2007 2:10:22 PM PDT by seamusnh
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To: varina davis

How will they take cheek swabs from the ancestors?

I like the part about the colonists disappearing while their governor was away. Lots of us in New Jersey would like to try that trick.


8 posted on 06/11/2007 2:10:53 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: RegulatorCountry
Sometime around 1620 the authorities at Jamestown estimated that there were 20,000 or more persons of European origin in the area we now call Maryland.

Where did they come from?

9 posted on 06/11/2007 2:11:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: varina davis

The link you provided as the source doesn’t go to the article. Please provide a working link to the article.

Thanks.


10 posted on 06/11/2007 2:11:21 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: muawiyah
Where did they come from?

Same place the Banks ponies came from, I suppose ... shipwrecks.

11 posted on 06/11/2007 2:13:31 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: doodad
Mmmm, Lumbee...

http://imdb.com/name/nm0000181/

12 posted on 06/11/2007 2:13:37 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Hot Tabasco

Moab, Utah. Jimmy Hoffa and Elvis run a Convenience store and bait shop there.


13 posted on 06/11/2007 2:16:01 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("You just killed a helicopter with a car!" "I know. I was out of bullets.")
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To: varina davis

Lost Colony? Tell me more...

14 posted on 06/11/2007 2:19:14 PM PDT by Gator101
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To: varina davis

Personal opinion is that they were attacked, either by one of the Amerindian tribes (such as the Roanoke), or by the Spanish. Otherwise, they could have written some sort of message explaining what they were doing—although they were delayed, the former colonists who have traveled back to Europe were supposed to come back.


15 posted on 06/11/2007 2:23:12 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: varina davis

Personal opinion is that they were attacked, either by one of the Amerindian tribes (such as the Roanoke), or by the Spanish. Otherwise, they could have written some sort of message explaining what they were doing—although they were delayed, the former colonists who have traveled back to Europe were supposed to come back.


16 posted on 06/11/2007 2:23:41 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: Unknowing

I’m going to Croatoan
Croatoan here I come
I’m going to Croatoan
Croatoan here I come
It’s just ah...........................................


17 posted on 06/11/2007 2:25:05 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu
Roanoke Croatoan/Croatan apparently.
18 posted on 06/11/2007 2:25:33 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Think of it, 20,000 people ~ no history, no references, just a head count by someone from Jamestown.

Another item I picked up several months ago was that there were 30 other European settlements up and down the East Coast besides Jamestown. All but 1 of them have NOT been studied even though it is believed their locations are known.

So, who were these people? In reading through the various histories of New Sweden, it was supposedly founded in 1638. Nothing ever mentions the raw wilderness, just how they began farming.

Even the Jamestown guys remark on the absence of shelter, as do those who founded Plymouth. New Amsterdam/New York is another curious colony. There seemed to already be European people in the area.

The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) must have been a tremendous incentive for folks to leave Continental Europe. Did hopeful colonies of early survivalist types land here, and if so, where?

19 posted on 06/11/2007 2:26:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Were they just light-skinned Amerindians?


20 posted on 06/11/2007 2:28:03 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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