Symposium: The Tristan de Luna Shipwrecks and Settlement (1559-1561) in Pensacola, Florida

Part of: Society for Historical Archaeology 2017

The unexpected 2015 discovery of the Tristan de Luna y Arellano settlement (1559-1561) overlooking two Luna shipwrecks in Pensacola Bay has expanded research directions and public outreach by University of West Florida (UWF) maritime and terrestrial archaeologists. This symposium will examine the background of terrestrial and maritime archaeology at UWF, the historic context of the Luna colonization attempt, the archaeology of Luna on land and underwater, and the late Native American component at the settlement. Luna-related public outreach efforts will also be described.