Archaeologist Robert Wauchope found proof that Eleanor Dare lived and died in the Nacoochee Valley!
Dr. Román Piña Chán put a very heavy burden on the students that he invited into his office at the Museo Nacional de Antropologia for brown bag lunches. He stressed to us that he was never satisfied with what he knew about a subject. In fact, on several occasions I observed him appearing to be arguing with himself. LOL
Twenty-four hours ago I posted the first part of a series on the Roanoke Island Colony. Now I have to go back and change the tail end of the video. The revised version will take about four hours to convert to MP3 and then upload to YouTube. It’s all Dr. Piña Chán’s and Robert Wauchope’s fault. I just found detailed descriptions of the two stone tablets, which Wauchope discovered, but only vaguely mentioned in the book, he published in 1966.
The problem is that NONE of the so-called experts, who ever wrote articles on the Dare Stones during the past 80 years ever went to the Nacoochee Valley or read Robert Wauchope’s account of his archaeological discoveries there. Wauchope was implicit in the cover-up because he was young and in 1941 didn’t want his career being tainted by association with the Dare Stone controversy. Actually, but that time, he was employed by the University of North Carolina and would have been fired, had he spoken up.
Wauchope’s published papers about the Nacoochee Valley merely said while digging on a conical hill near the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and Duke’s Creek, he found proof that the hill was not a mound. He unearthed a stone tablet “dating from the white occupation of the valley.” Later, he said that while excavating the supposed tomb of Eleanor Dare, he found her name engraved on its rock wall. He then wrote that he found an intriguing stone plague about 30 feet from the mouth of the tomb. Wauchope even drew this plague and included the drawing in his book on the archaeology of North Georgia. However, Wauchope never told the readers the extreme significance of the letters A and D on that stone plaque.
Eleanor engraved two stone tablets which stated:
Father wee dweelde in greate rocke vppon river neere heyr ~ Elyoner Dare 1598
Father hab salvage shew yov greate rocke bye trale ~ 1599
The latter tablet was probably engraved just before she died in February 1599. Afterward, Griffin Jones, another Roanoke survivor carved this stone and placed it at the base of the conical mound-like hill. This is the tablet, which Wauchope found.
Elyoner Dare Heyr sithence 1593
Later, after Eleanor’s daughter, Agnes, had died, Griffin Jones, carved the message below on the wall of the tomb. He also placed stone grave markers, which told the dates of death for other Roanoke Colony survivors into Eleanor Dare’s tomb. In his book, Robert Wauchope did not provide the details of the inscription on the tomb’s wall, nor did describe the messages on the other stone tablets, which a member of the Williams family found in 1904.
She w__ John White Elyoner Dare dye february dowter name Agnes heyr
This is the plaque that Wauchope found about 30 feet from Eleanor Dare’s tomb. The A and D may stand for Agnes Dare OR it may stand for Arnold Archard, not Joyce Archard. You see, in another stone tablet, Eleanor stated that she had birthed a daughter and that her husband, the king, was angry. The only possible reason that her husband could have been angry was that the baby was lily white.
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