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Archaeologists Discover de Soto's Artifacts and Lost Mission

Author(s): Paula Neely

Editor(s): Michael Bawaya

Year: 2012

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A team of Florida archaeologists working with Dr. Ashley White, a member of the Governing Board of the Archaeological Institute of America, Dr. Michele White, a bioarchaeologist for the Florida Archaeological Survey, and Ethan White from Trinity History Honors, have confirmed the discovery of the lost city of the extinct Potano and the associated 1539 army encampment of Conquistador Hernando de Soto.

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Archaeologists Discover de Soto's Artifacts and Lost Mission. Paula Neely, Michael Bawaya. American Archaeology. 16 (3): 8-9. 2012 ( tDAR id: 391648)


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1528 to 1720

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.422; min lat: 29.219 ; max long: -81.906; max lat: 29.588 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Field Director(s): Fred White

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America