Nov. 5, 2013
Flagler College Social Sciences adjunct professor Sam Turner was recently published in the Florida Historical Quarterly.
Turner, who teaches a course in Nautical Archaeology, discussed Ponce de León’s 1513 voyage of discovery to Florida in his piece, “Juan Ponce de León and the Discovery of Florida Reconsidered.”
“Juan Ponce de León was one of the more interesting subjects of my dissertation study on inter-island trade and Spanish colonial expansion in the early 16th century,” said Turner. “As this is the 500th anniversary of de Leon’s voyage and there are competing claims that dispute north east Florida as the region where he first landed on the Florida coast it seems necessary to write this paper and take the level of research on the subject to the next level.”
Dr. Turner also serves as the Director of Archaeology for the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program.