Another “Too Early to Tell”:
Archaeological finds in North Carolina may provide clues to the fate of at least some of the Roanoke Island colonists who vanished in the late 1500s.
They didn’t find structures but only a few ceramics and pieces that may be from the colonists if they moved to this site inland. The property has luckily remained undisturbed all this time and has been studied by archaeologists.
In just the small areas excavated, the hillside has yielded an unusually high concentration of Border ware and other colonial artifacts, such as a food-storage jar called a baluster, a hook used to stretch hides, a buckle, and pieces of early gun flintlocks called priming pans. No signs of a fort or other structures have been found, but the aggregate of the artifacts convinced the archaeologists that at least a few of the colonists wound up there.
But only a few. More data is needed before any certainty can be claimed for the solution of the lost colony.