If you’d like to ask us a question that isn’t listed on our FAQ page, or would like more information on our many public archaeology programs, please contact:

Exploring Joara Foundation
PO Box 296
Morganton, NC 28680
(828) 439-2463


Dr. David Moore is the foundation’s Executive Archaeologist.  He has worked at the Berry site for 25 years and currently directs the summer field school.  He has directed major excavations at numerous sites in North Carolina including Hardaway, Warren Wilson, and Berry. His work in the upper Catawba Valley began in 1986 with excavations at the Berry site as part of his dissertation research.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Warren  Wilson College.


John Krebs is the Staff Archaeologist for the Exploring Joara Foundation.  He is currently completing his M.A. in Anthropology, focusing on Historical Archaeology, through the University of West Florida where he received his B.A. in Anthropology.

John Krebs demonstrating the use of a ground penetrating radar (GPR)