Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Rolling Stones Promise to Enliven and Enlighten Symposium

The roaming stones

Words carved in rocks left between Atlanta and North Carolina -- now housed at Brenau University -- might tell the story of the ill-fated Roanoke Island colony.

By From staff reports

On the rocks

Brenau University history professor James Southerland will be the rock star at The Lost Colony Symposium on DNA and Research set for Friday through Sunday.
He is scheduled to talk about the "Virginia Dare Stone," a 21-pound chunk of rough-veined quartz that some suggest might carry clues as to what happened to the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast.

Southerland, by invitation, will show off the oblong-shaped rock with Elizabethan-era words chiseled into its front and back surfaces on Friday.

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