An archaeologist discovered something amazing right here in Santa Cruz county. This could very well rewrite the history of the Coronado Expedition.
According to Deni Seymour, there are plenty of unearthed artifacts that have direct lineage to the history of the 16th-Century Spanish expedition. This involves pieces of iron and copper crossbow bolts as well as a medieval horseshoe along with caret-headed nails and a sword point as well as bits of chain mail armor. The trophy artifact happens to be a bronze wall gun. This item actually weighs about 40 pounds and measures up to about 3 feet long. It was on a structure that could very well be proof of the oldest European settlement found in the continental United States.
When asked, Seymour had this to say. “This is a history-changing site. It’s unquestionably Coronado.”
This Excavation Is Changing The Nation!
Seymour was proud to share her finds on January 29th to a sold-out lecture of beyond 100 colleagues. This all happened at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.
Seymour is choosing to not disclose the location of the archaeological site, This comes from her general description of the place being a vague find. At least 40 miles west of the Coronado National Memorial, overlooking the San Pedro River as well as the United States and Mexico border south of Sierra Vista.
Around 1540, Francisco Vazques of Coronado led the armed expedition of beyond 2,500 Europeans as well as Mexican-Indian allies through all of Mexico and the American Southwest in dire search of riches.