Space is Limited Reserve NOW to ensure your seat!!!
When: September 7-9, 2007. Sundays session will end at noon.
Price: $129 with pre-registration before August 1st, $149 thereafter.
Preregistration is highly recommended, Credit card processing will be available on our website shortly. However, to ensure your seat, send your check today.
Includes: All 3 days of sessions, 2 lunches, 1 year Charter membership in
the Lost Colony Helix Foundation and private Helix
Daily Schedule: Agenda and Schedule will be posted on the Lost Colony
website and at the Holiday Inn.
Lodging: Williamston Holiday Inn, 252-792-3184 (101 E. Boulevard)
Be sure to tell them its the Lost Colony Symposium to get the reduced rate of $66.95 per night (plus tax for a total of $75.49.) You must book before August 29th to receive this rate. When our block of rooms are gone, they are gone, so book early.
Optional Field Trips:
Sunday PM Panawicky and Lionel Redding
Monday All Day Beechlands - $150
Please join us to learn about recent research and findings
relative to the Lost Colony. As part of
our ongoing research, the symposium will launch the largest DNA testing project
of this type ever attempted. The story
was recently carried in newsprint, radio, internet and television in Europe,
North America and
This is a ground-floor opportunity to be a part of history being made. Please join us and be a part of history unfolding.
An agenda will be forthcoming shortly and will be available on the Lost Colony website, but a basic outline is provided here. Please note that speakers may be substituted (or rearranged) without notice.
Bring: Your pedigree charts and your genealogy. We will be sharing information and planning our Lost Colony Test Strategy.
Bring: Your checkbook if you havent DNA tested. We will be holding a DNA Test Session, called a Swab-In.
1 PM - Fred Willard, Director of the Lost Colony Center for Science and
Research The Lost Colony: The Most Exciting Mystery in
Friday, Sept. 7th
· The Lost Colony Basics: Who, When and Where Roberta Estes, Director of DNA Research
Migration Patterns - Jack Goins,
· Genealogical Research Standards Proving your Lost Colony Connection, Jennifer Sheppard, Director of Genealogical Research
Session Viewing the
· Birds of a Feather informal evening sessions
Saturday, Sept. 8th
· DNA 101 Bennett Greenspan, Family Tree DNA
· Y Line Surname Studies, Testing, Case Studies Roberta Estes
· Mitochondrial DNA Testing and Cast Studies Roberta Estes
· Genographic Project Bennett Greenspan
· DNA Testing from Skeletal Remains Jason Eshleman, Trace Genetics
· Lost Colony DNA Project Plan Roberta Estes
· DNA Test Planning and Swab-In Everyone
· Special Evening Entertainment
Sunday, Sept. 9th
· Lost Colony Artifact - the Gunlock, Dr. James Lavin
Pasquotank Site: Description and Analysis of a Paleoindian Tool Assemblage from
· Beechland Home of the Lost Colonists? - Philip McMullan
· Satellite Imaging, Research in the 21st Century Fred Williard
Archaeology Field Trip Panawicky and the Lionel Redding
View the Panawicky Indian site by boat and Lionel Redding Fort site. This site is the proposed location of the survivors of the Lost Colony. Excavation of the Panawicky site is scheduled to begin in 2009. It is also the location of the last living Kings of the Hatteras/Croatan Indians of record. The Fort site, just discovered, is an extremely important location associated with the Tuscarora War of 1711/1713. Note that the Fort site is under a wheat field and excavation has not begun. Both of these sites are near the community now named Chocowinity.
Monday All Day Archaeology Field Trip - Beechland - $150
Did the Colonists move
50 miles inland to the Alligator/Pungo floodplain (generically called
Beechland)? We will view the shingle
ditch that the Hatteras Indians constructed to harvest cedar and cypress shingles
(traded and sold in
in your own automobile approximately 1 hour from the