Festival Park ‘Digging for Answers’ About Missing Colonists In April
Digging for Answers: The Continued Search for the Missing Colonists of Roanoke Island will be presented in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park Saturday, April 8 at 1pm in partnership with East Carolina University.
The event will be moderated by author Andrew Lawler who has written about archaeology for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Science, Discover and other publications.
Mr. Lawler will discuss his recent National Geographic reporting on excavations related to the Roanoke Voyages. He will moderate a panel of experts including Mark Horton, PhD University of Bristol, who heads the Cape Creek dig on Hatteras Island; Guy Prentice, PhD, National Park Service Southeast Archeological Center, who oversees excavations at Fort Raleigh and Charlie Ewen, PhD East Carolina University, co-editor of Searching for the Roanoke Colonists.
Artifacts from some of the digs will be on display. Says Ewen: “find out the latest on the Roanoke colonists by the archaeologists doing the research.”
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