Last spring’s excitement over the discovery of the hidden portions of Raleigh’s 400 year-old map, which point to a site in Bertie County as the “Cittie of Raleigh”, will now be followed by intensive archaeological research at the proposed locale.
On Saturday, October 20, National Archeology Day, researchers from North Carolina’s First Colony Foundation will explain the inquisitiveness which led them to ask experts at the British Museum to examine the map and it’s “hidden” patches. The public is invited to attend from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center, 132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC, and join in the “…the diligent serch of the secretes…”
Researcher and First Colony board member Brent Lane will show and tell the story of what is still being discovered from an Elizabethan era map of the region. First Colony research vice president and archaeologist Nicholas Luccketti will outline the foundation’s research design to determine if there are physical remains of Elizabethan activities in Bertie County. This will be the public’s best chance to meet them and learn firsthand about this fascinating research. And it is open to everyone and entirely free.
For more information about the Roanoke Colonies, Archaeology and History Week, or the First Colony Foundation’s work, contact: Phil Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-767-1050.