Lecture- The Berry Site Artifacts and the Stories They Tell
Date(s) - 04/19/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
EJF and the Western Office of the NC Division of Archives and History invite you to an evening lecture in Asheville. Dr. David Moore will be presenting a lecture on the significance and interest of the artifacts from the Berry site. He will be bringing select Berry site pieces to accompany his slide presentation.
The first colonial settlement in North Carolina was not the “Lost Colony,” but the Spanish Fort San Juan, built in 1567 and located at the Berry site near Morganton in Burke County. Archaeologists have been studying the Berry site since 1986 and have identified the remains of Fort San Juan and the Native American settlement of Joara. Recently, the Exploring Joara Foundation has mounted a new exhibit about the Berry site at the History Museum of Burke County in Morganton. David Moore, archaeologist at Warren Wilson College and the Senior Archaeologist for the Exploring Joara Foundation, will talk about the interesting Native American and Spanish artifacts that help to tell the fascinating story of this first colonial venture into the interior of the United States