Friday, June 01, 2012

Fort San Juan (North Carolina): 1567-1568

Here are a couple more quick shots of the Joara/Fort San Juan site outside of Morganton, North Carolina, taken yesterday. Joara may have been established as early as 1000 A.D., with different (but probably connected) groups of people living there over the centuries. The Catawba Nation was the latest incarnation -- and still exists elsewhere. There was once a large human-made mound at the site, mostly leveled by mid-twentieth century farmers who may not have truly understood its significance at the time. 

Today's Rune: Fertility.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I was reading this morning about a bid civilization in the Indus River around the time of Egypt that I wasn't aware of. How did I get so far out of touch with archeology. It used to be on of my biggest loves.