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Archaeology at Warren Wilson College began in 1966 and has since grown into a substantial research program. Originally, graduate students from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill worked with WWC students to excavate the Warren Wilson Site. Today, the college's archaeology students work on many different projects and the archaeology crew, comprised of between three and six undergraduates, curates collections gathered from many sites. Beginning in 2001, the major focus of the archaeology program at WWC has been the Berry site, a 16th century Native American town at which a Spanish fort was built. The Berry site is located in Morganton, North Carolina. For more information on the Berry site and the Field School, please use the links in the box to the right or click here.
For more information on the field school, the Berry Site, and how to register please visit the Field School Registration page by clicking here.
The Exploring Joara Foundation is a new IRS certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide continued support for the archaeological research in the Upper Catawba and Yadkin river valleys. Click here to learn more and join the Exploring Joara Foundation.
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