Roanoke: The Lost Colony through DNA

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The lost colonists of Roanoke were left on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina in 1587 in order to establish the first British colony in America. A vessel was sent back to England with Governor John White to obtain supplies and was subsequently unable to return until 1590. Upon the return of the supply ship, the colony was gone, not destroyed, but removed. The only clue was the name Croatan carved into a tree. John White, whose daughter, son-in-law and grandchild were among the colonists began a lifelong quest to find the colonists. Some historians say they perished, but clues and rumors persisted for decades that they did not, that they either were captured by or assimilated into the local native population. We will investigate America’s oldest missing person’s case, the lost colony of Roanoke Island. A documentary will be shown that shows a new DNA study, which reveals groundbreaking evidence about the fate of the 16th century settlers.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Arlene Larson2.Angelo Cervantes 

 

Notice

Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

Tuition: 

$20.00


Registration Closes On
Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/25/2017 - 8/25/2017 Weekly - Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Angelo Cervantes  ; Arlene Larson