One of the main criteria for locating the settlement site of the Luna colony today would be discerning the availability of an ample fresh water source in 1559 along the shores of Pensacola Bay. While the documentation found in The Luna Papers…
Is the UWF Luna Colony site location claim legiti- mate … or not? This article examines this issue.
Can we apply repetitious cartographic patterns of a substantial number of the earliest European settlements in the current United States to the possible location of the 1559 Spanish Colony on Pensacola Bay in northwest Florida?
A 16th-Century shipwreck was discovered in Pensacola Bay in the autumn of 1992 by archeologists from the Florida Bureau of Archeological Research.
The recent discovery of a Spanish map dating to the 1500’s may shed light on one of the longest-lived mysteries in the archeology of the Southeast. The map has led to the development of a testable hypothesis concerning a possible campsite on Mobile Bay of the 1559 Tristan de Luna expedition to the northern Gulf Coast.