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Friday, May 18, 2007

Multi faceted

Multi faceted

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2007
By Susan Green

<<"Distant relatives with names like Spicie Dewdrop Vanover and Ura Grizzle add a quaint Dickensian flavor to part-time Burlington resident Lisa Alther's quest to discern her elusive Southern roots.

The 62-year-old author has chronicled this decade-long investigation in a memoir, "Kinfolks: Falling off the Family Tree." The title is a nod to "Kinflicks," her equally witty best-selling 1976 novel about Vermont hippies -- a demographic that included Alther, who moved to Hinesburg amid the back-to-the-land euphoria of the late 1960s.

In the new book, she addresses the difficulties of the bygone era's rural renaissance: "Living in a crumbling brick farmhouse on a defunct dairy farm, we discover why our ancestors left the land in the first place." >>

Monday, May 14, 2007

Lost Colony: Can New Dig Solve Mystery?

More than four centuries ago, English colonists hoped to carve out a new life—and substantial profits—in the wild and strange land of North America. One group of colonists gave up and returned to England. A second colony, in what is now North Carolina, vanished in the 1580s and became immortalized in history as the "Lost Colony."

Monday, May 07, 2007

Anne Poole Psychic Detective

Explore Your World With Kala interveiwing Anne Poole who is a researcher at the Lost Colony Science and Research Center.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Team plans to resurrect excavations at Croatan site

This is a from Archealogy News online news magazine. Amazing after 400 years, pieces of the Lost Colony/Croatan mystery are being looked at by modern day archeaologist.

"BUXTON — Seven years after significant 16th-century artifacts were last unearthed from an ancient ridge in Buxton Woods, a newly organized team plans to resume digs at the site of the Croatan chiefdom, a potential archaeological gold mine.

“There’s intact Indian midden in every site,” Fred Willard, director of the Lost Colony Center for Science and Research, said as he walked down Rocky Rollinson Road, sweeping his arm along the horizon of the wooded ridge. “We have artifacts in every single lot, and we have enough to dig here for the next 40 years.”

Willard’s group has partnered with universities, scientists, researchers, archaeologists, 35 property owners and volunteers to regenerate the Croatan Project, an effort that has lain fallow since retired East Carolina University archaeologist David Phelps conducted a dig in 1998."

Anne Poole

Anne Poole, who is a researcher with The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research, located in North Carolina, USA. The Lost Colony Center have some exciting weekend archaeological events planned for this summer. I thought some of our readers might be interested in working with the Lost Colony Science and Research Center. The late Jean Patterson Bible, a Melungeon researcher mentions the Lost Colony in her book, The Melungeons