||In 1513 Ponce de Leon sailed from Puerto Rico to discover and claim Bimini for the King of Spain. Historical documents reveal that Bimini was actually Florida.
Archaeologist and author, Robert S. Carr will discuss his research on Florida’s earliest years.
How did knowledge of Florida make its way to European explorers in the early sixteenth century prior to its ‘discovery”?
Robert Carr is the Executive Director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc.
Carr is the author of Digging Miami, (University Presses of Florida), a chronicle of the archaeology of greater Miami.
This is a Viva Florida 500 program.
Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative to highlight the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leὀn to La Florida.