David Moore, PhD

Artifacts from Fort San Juan and the Stories They Tell

Monday, October 22, 2018
7:30 p.m., Room 125 in Rhoades Robinson Hall
The lecture is sponsored by the local chapter of the Archaeology Institute of America and the Departments of ART/ARTH and Classics.
It is free and open to the public.

Dr. David Moore will speak about the artifacts from Fort San Juan, Native American fort located near Morganton, North Carolina. It is the earliest European settlement in the interior of the United States. Built on the Native American town of Joara in 1567, the fort was occupied by 30 Spanish soldiers. The resident native peoples hosted the Spaniards as guests, building houses for them and supplying them with food. While the two groups lived side-by-side for over a year, the encounter ended suddenly when the fort was destroyed by the local Joarans.

Moore has a BA in Sociology/Criminology from UC Berkeley and a MA and a PhD in Anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill. He is professor of anthropology at Warren Wilson College. His lecture will be delivered in celebration of International Archaeology Day, Monday, October 22, 2018
7:30 p.m., Room 125 in Rhoades Robinson Hall

Contact: Dr. Laurel Taylor: ltaylor@unca.edu 828-251-6920 https://www.unca.edu