Michigan Anthropology professor Rob Beck and team discover remains of earliest inland European fort in U.S.


Jul 24, 2013

Michigan Anthropology professor Rob Beck reports some very exciting news from his fieldwork at the Berry site in North Carolina this summer:

"Oldest European fort in the inland US discovered in Appalachians": http://www.ns.umich.edu/new/multimedia/slideshows/21601-oldest-european-fort-in-the-inland-us-discovered-in-appalachians  "The remains of the earliest European fort in the interior of what is now the United States have been discovered by a team of archaeologists, providing new insight into the start of the U.S. colonial era and the all-too-human reasons spoiling Spanish dreams of gold and glory."

 

PRI’s The World interview with Rob Beck on his work at the Berry site: "Long Lost Spanish Fort Discovered in Great Smoky Mountains": http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/long-lost-spanish-fort/

 

More articles on the Berry site discovery:

Fort Tells of Spain’s Early Ambitions: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/science/first-new-world-fort-was-spains.html?ref=science

Oldest European fort in the inland United States found: http://www.examiner.com/article/oldest-european-fort-the-inland-united-states-found

University archaeologist aids discovery of oldest European inland fort: http://www.michigandaily.com/news/university-acheologist-and-team-discover-oldest-european-fort-us