The First Spanish Port on the Mainland? Archaeology in Bahía La Gloria, Colombia
Juan Guillermo Martín, José Manuel Espinosa & Alberto Sarcina • español
Abstract. Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien was the first city founded by the Spaniards in continental America (1510). However, it was soon abandoned (1524), disappearing completely under the tropical rainforest and falling into oblivion. Since 2013, a project, funded by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History, has surveyed the area trying to define the colonial site and the pre-Hispanic settlements around it as well as locate the old port city. This article focuses on the latter aspect and the work done around Gloria Bay, where until now, it was thought that the old Spanish port had been located.
Keywords: Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien, Maritime archaeology, La Gloria Bay, Colonial time.
Martín, J. G., J. M. Espinosa & A. Sarcina. 2015. ¿El primer puerto español en Tierra Firme? Arqueología en Bahía La Gloria, Colombia. Arqueología Iberoamericana 28: 62-69.
URL: http://laiesken.net/arqueologia/archivo/2015/28/9. PURL: http://purl.org/aia/289.
Publication date: 20 November 2015.
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