Conquistadors in North Carolina: Excavating the Berry Site and the Exploring Joara Foundation
Join us for a fascinating lecture with Mike Carpenter of the Exploring Joara Foundation.
He’ll discuss a variety of topics including:
the expeditions of De Soto (in NC in 1540) and Pardo (1567-1568) (routes and goals);
the establishment of Fort San Juan and the settlement of Cuenca (the first inland European settlement) and its destruction;
How our country could be different today if things had gone differently for the Spanish in 1567-1587;
The discovery and documentation of the Spanish occupation at the Berry Site and ongoing excavations;
The programs and public archaeology opportunities offered by the Exploring Joara Foundation.
Online registration required.