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The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research’s director supports a less popular theory for the Roanoke Colony’s fate. Fred Willard doesn't support the conventional theories: they succumbed to starvation or became massacre victims. His quest for truth has also led to this possibility: the presence of colonists’ surnames in Eastern North Carolina families claiming a Native American heritage suggests they moved inland and integrated.
A signet ring found in the Outer Banks in 1998 was believed to be made from gold and belong to people part of the Lost Colony. Reexamination two decades later concluded that the ring not made from this metal, nor was it associated with the Kendall family. Enhancing understanding of the ring’s believed place in early North Carolina history was a review of long believed information about the Lost Colony.