Almost half a millennia ago 115 British colonists vanished without a trace from an island outside of North Carolina, the site of the first attempt at a permanent English colony in the New World.
All that was left was a skeleton and the word “Croatoan,” the name of a nearby tribe of Native Americans, scrawled on a post and “Cro” carved into a tree. There was no sign of struggle, illness, or tragedy.
Theories abound, from colonists assimilating into nearby tribes, massacre to even Spanish intrigue, but little hard evidence exists.
Recently, however, new evidence has been unearthed that seems to back the assimilation theories.
The Inquisitr reports:
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The working theory at the moment is that the 115 colonists went their separate ways — two groups of them assimilated with the Natives, but kept their possessions.
And now it’s their possessions that are providing some critical evidence and they’ve been found at two possible sites: one on Hatteras Island, 50 miles from their original settlement, and the second on the mainland near a possible fort.