June 9, 2016
Dates: 6/9, 6/20-7/1- Th- 7:00-10:00 p.m. (6/9); M-F 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (6/20-7/1)
Location: Moore Hall 275 (6/9); Berry Site (6/20-7/1)
Western Piedmont Community College and Warren Wilson College will hold the annual Archaeology Field School at the Berry archaeological site this summer. The Berry site dates to the 16th century and holds the remains of the native town of Joara and Fort San Juan, built by the Spanish explorer Juan Pardo in 1567. The Berry site was the subject of the UNC TV documentary, “The First, Lost Colony,” and has been featured in national and international publications including Smithsonian, National Geographic and Archaeology magazines and the New York Times.
For the past thirteen summers, archaeologist David Moore and students in the Archaeology Field School have excavated at the Berry site to uncover evidence of this unique period of American and World history.
The experiences of participating in an archeological dig are available also to teachers, students and the general public through WPCC’s Division of Continuing Education. Enrollment and participation in the course through continuing education will allow you to receive 4.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which can count towards professional development and certification requirements.
For more information about the continuing education class, please contact Karen Huffman at (828) 448-6045 or contact her by email. You can also register for the continuing education class directly online by clicking the button below.