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On the heels of conquistadors

USA Today quoted Charles Hudson, emeritus professor of anthropology, in an article about Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto’s trek through Georgia in the mid 16th century. Hudson illuminated the difficulty in retracing the party’s steps. “They weren’t modern men and weren’t self consciously trying to leave an account of where they went,” he said. “It’s kind of maddening, because everything is enclosed in a fog of doubt.”