Saturday, March 1, 2008

Warren Wilson College to Host Showing of The First Lost Colony March 11

"The First Lost Colony," an episode of "Exploring North Carolina" that recently aired statewide on UNC-TV, will be shown March 11 at Warren Wilson College. The 30-minute program, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center.

The program features continuing research by Warren Wilson College professor David Moore and fellow archaeologists at the Berry archaeological site near Morganton. The 12-acre site is the location of Fort San Juan, built by Spanish conquistador Juan Pardo in 1567 - two decades before Sir Walter Raleigh established the famous "Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island.

Artifacts from the Berry excavation will be exhibited at the March 11 showing. Moore also will be available to answer questions about the project and the 2008 Warren Wilson College Archaeology Field School from June 16-July 11.

For more information contact Moore at 828-771-2013 or