John E. Worth

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Dr. John Worth is an anthropologist specializing in archaeology and ethnohistory, with a primary research focus on greater Spanish Florida, and an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. He is the leader of the excavations of two 1559 wrecks in Pensacola harbor from the Tristán de Luna Expedition and also leads the archaeological team that  discovered and is excavating the long-lost remains of Mission San Joseph de Escambe founded in 1741.

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Summer 2009

A hurricane sank a fleet in Pensacola Bay 450 years ago, dooming the first major European attempt to colonize North America, a story that archaeologists are just now fleshing out