Scholars and Scones: Blue Ridge Conquistadors: The Story of the Berry Site and the Exploring Joara Foundation
It might be hard to believe, but the southern Appalachians became the linchpin for the future of Spanish colonialism in what is now known as the United States. This talk will explore why Juan Pardo's 1567 mission was so important and how archaeologists are now able to tell the tale. Find out ways that you can become a vital part of the story!
The presenter Melissa Timo, MA, RPA is a Staff Archaeologist at the Exploring Joara Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to promoting public archaeology in the upper Catawba and Yadkin river valleys of western North Carolina. Its mission is to support research, education, and outreach on preservation of the area’s past.
The talk will be accompanied by locally roasted coffee from Hatchet Coffee Company and locally baked goods!