Artifacts found that could be linked to Lost Colony

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A map showing the location of the Lost Colony and the NC coast. (Photo: British Museum/Wikipedia)

MANTEO, NC (AP) — Archaeologists on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island have found pottery pieces that could have been part of a jar belonging to a medicine maker of the Roanoke Island voyages and perhaps a member of the “Lost Colony.”

The Virginian-Pilot reports that two quarter-size fragments, colored blue, white and brown, were buried in the soil near an earthen mound believed to have been a 16th century fort.

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Archaeologists have yet to discover the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from Roanoke Island in the late 16th century.

First Colony Foundation archaeologist Eric Deetz says the recently found pieces are part of a jar that might have been used by members of the Lost Colony to mix salves and medicines.

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