A.I.A. Jacksonville debates Ft. Caroline Location

 Public Service Announcement

Fort CarolineThe Jacksonville Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America announces a debate of the issue of where Ft. Caroline existed at noon on September 20 at the University of North Florida.

The lecture will be held in Room 1009, Building 39. Admission is free.

This year is the 450th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Caroline by the French in 1564. After all this time, Fort Caroline has recently generated controversy regarding its actual location.

Tradition has it located on the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, but a group of archaeologists has proposed that it was actually built on the Altamaha River in Georgia. Perhaps the controversy will be resolved at the debate of the issue presented by the Archaeological Institute of America-Jacksonville Society on Sept. 20 at noon in Room 1009, Building 39 at the University of North Florida. Dr. Robert (Buzz) Thunen from UNF will present the case for the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, and Dr. Anita Spring and Dr. Fletcher Crowe from the University of Florida will present the case for the Altamaha River in Georgia. Dr. Crowe will have spent the summer excavating the area in Georgia where he believes Fort Caroline was built and will reveal the results of that research.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in the Archaeology Lab both before and after the presentation. On Saturday, parking is free and the faculty/staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or at aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.

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