Exploration and Early Settlement

John Lawson’s Exploration of the Carolinas, a conversation with Jeanne Marie Warzeski, North Carolina Museum of History

John Lawson an English explorer, surveyor, and naturalist, journeyed through the Carolinas backcountry in 1701 and 1702. To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Lawson’s A New Voyage to Carolina, the North Carolina Museum of History opened a new exhibit, A New Land, "A New Voyage": John Lawson’s Exploration of Carolina.” Warzeski, curator of colonial and antebellum history, discusses John Lawson’s contributions to history and natural science. Approximate run time: 22 minutes.

Exploring Fort San Juan, a talk by David G. Moore, professor of archaeology and anthropology, Warren Wilson College

Moore discusses the history and archaeological evidence surrounding Fort San Juan and the Spanish settlements in western North Carolina that predate the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island by nearly 20 years. Approximate run time: 52 minutes.