Friday, August 17, 2007

Dare Stones May Offer Clues

When Brenau University Professor James Southerland travels to coastal North Carolina in September, he will have rocks in his luggage.

Actually, he plans to carry only one rock, but it is a briefcase-sized 21-pound chunk of rough-veined quartz. With Elizabethan-era words chiseled into its front and back surfaces, the oblong-shaped piece is the cornerstone of the university´s unique collection of stones that purportedly help solve one of American history´s greatest puzzles.

Southerland by invitation will show off the stone Sept. 7 to kick off a Williamston, N.C. symposium sponsored by The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research.
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´Stones´ Expert Southerland to Address ´Lost Colony´ Enthusiasts

Brenau University Professor James Southerland examines the 'cornerstone' of the university's unique collection. At right, carvings on this and other 'Dare Stones' offer a possible solution to a 400-year-old mystery.
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