Conquistadors in North Carolina: Excavating the Berry Site and the Exploring Joara Foundation

159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

(828) 295-9099

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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.