The Berry Site Artifacts and the Stories They Tell

The Western Office (Archives and History) Asheville NC
Event Description:

Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 6:30 pm

In 2013, Archaeologists confirmed the Berry Site as the location of the Native American town of Joara, and the Spanish Fort San Juan established by Juan Pardo in 1567. Dr. David Moore from Warren Wilson College will present a lecture on the nature and significance of artifacts recovered from the Berry site.

Space is limited - RSVP is required for this event. Contact Jeff Futch (828) 296-7230 ext. 222 or

The traveling exhibit NC Digs! and artifacts from the Berry Site located in Burke County will be on display from April 16 to May 31. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. NC Digs! highlights five different types of archaeological sites found across North Carolina: Native American, Battlefield, Plantation, Trash Pit, and Industrial. The exhibition includes artifacts from the Berry Site and others from western North Carolina. 

For additional information about the exhibition and special evening programs please call (828) 296-7230, email, or visit

Western Office of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources |  176 Riceville Road Asheville NC


Presented by: Dr. David Moore

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