Discovery at Coronado Historic Site rewrites local history


ARCHAELOGISTS MADE A DISCOVERY THAT IS REWRITING LOCAL HISTORY. IT )S BEEN SAID SPANISH EXPLORER CORONADO TRAVELED THROUGH ALBUQUERQUE IN THE FIFTEEN HUNDREDS… BUT THERE WAS NO PROOF HE HAD BEEN HERE, UNTIL NOW. NEWS 13 )S RACHEL KNAPP SHOWS YOU WHAT RESEARCHERS FOUND. NATS POP 06:29 tight shot of hands going through packet sof evidence which is making ruffling sounds WORKERS AT THE CORONADO HISTORIC SITE ARE DIGGING THROUGH PACKETS AND PACKETS OF HISTORY. park ranger 01:45 “It seems like we have a lot of the same thing but there are some unique things” 01:48 THE SITE IS NAMED AFTER THE 16TH- CENTURY SPANISH EXPLORER FRANCISCO VAZQUEZ DE CORONADO. IT )S RUMORED THAT HE TRAVELED THROUGH THE AREA IN SEARCH OF THE SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO… THEY NEVER HAD PROOFEAHERE… UNTIL NOW. park ranger 02:00 “so that )s your carrot top nail” 02:02 THOSE NAILS, WEAPONS AND BITS OF ARMOUR ARE ALL LINKED TO CORONADO AND HIS ARMY. volunteer 06:53 “that one is bent because it hit something” 06:55 RESEARCHERS HAVE BEEN PORING OVER THE AREA FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF. THEY ORIGINALLY THOUGHT CORONADO JUST PASSED THROUGH.. BUT THESE ARTIFACTS TELL A DIFFERENT STORY. Matthew Barbour 05:40 “the large numbers of spanish leveled artifacts such as the musket balls and the chain metal, along with native american weapons such as war balls, axes, slingstones, represent a battle. people here resisted at KUAUA 05:54 volunteer 07:02 “and this is a chain mail link” 07:04 THIS DISCOVERY IS MAKING IT EASIER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HERE FIVE CENTURIES AGO. 05:26 they tell a story of military force to subdue this village” 05:31 RACHEL KNAPP KRQE NEWS 13. THOSE RESEARCHERS HAVE SO FAR COVERED TWO-THIRDS OF THE SITE. THEY PLAN TO DISPLAY THEIR FINDINGS AT THE SITE NEXT SUMMER. THE SNOW WAS A WELCOME

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