Fort San Juan http://wfae.org en Remains Of 16th Century Spanish Fort Found In NC Mountains http://wfae.org/post/remains-16th-century-spanish-fort-found-nc-mountains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a field near Morganton, archeologists have found the remains of&nbsp;what they believe to be the first inland fort built by Europeans in the New World:&nbsp; Fort San Juan.&nbsp; It was built by the Spanish at a Native American site called </span>Joara<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the </span>mid-1500s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a few decades before the English set up at Roanoke Island and Jamestown.&nbsp; Researchers began excavating the site almost 30 years ago, but didn’t find conclusive evidence of the fort’s existence until recently. &nbsp;The official announcement came this week.&nbsp;&nbsp; Warren Wilson College Archeologist David Moore is one of the co-directors of the project and invited </span>WFAE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> up to have a look.</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:24:26 +0000 Marshall Terry 32104 at http://wfae.org Remains Of 16th Century Spanish Fort Found In NC Mountains