Archaeologists find book scraps on Blackbeard's ship.
In middle school, David Moore read about mysterious giant stone heads on Easter Island and knew he wanted to have adventures with artifacts. Today, Moore practices archaeology with his students at Warren Wilson College as the lead researcher on the Berry Site where the Spanish explorers lost their claim on the Carolinas in a battle with the Cherokee.
Archaeology: The study of human behavior in the past, primarily through the careful recovery, dating, and analysis of the material culture and environmental clues.
I was interviewing Dr. David Moore, the Warren Wilson College archaeology professor who is leading the dig at the site of Fort San Juan, when one of his students uncovered a piece of Spanish pottery.