Thursday, November 5, 2009

In the News: Soto Archaeology

A couple of news stories on a possible De Soto expedition contact site in Georgia.

Archaeologist: Beads, metal tools suggest 16th-century explorer de Soto passed through Ga.
WTKR Your NewsChannel 3 - Norfolk,VA,USA
... have turned up beads, metal tools and other artifacts that may pinpoint part of the elusive trail of the 16th-century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. ...

Though I should think the headline is a bit misleading as there is no doubt that Soto's entrada passed through what is now the State of Georgia, rather the exact route is the matter of scholarly debate. Beads and iron objects are transportable, but a large number found in one aea suggests a direct contact site.

This story contains a photo of the aforementioned beads:

Archaeologists Track Infamous Conquistador Through Southeast
Nov 5, 2009 ... Archaeologists have discovered evidence of Hernando de Soto's ... " Archaeologists have a pretty good handle now on what a De Soto site would look like. ... and De Soto scholar at the Parkin Archaeological State Park in ...

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