Underwater archaeology school starts at St. Augustine’s Lighthouse and Museum

Posted: 05/11/2012 in all marine news

Dan Scanlan – 

Dive on an 18th Century shipwreck as part of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program’s summer Field School, set for Monday, June 4, to Friday, June 29 at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum.

This four-week college student program focuses on the continued excavation of the shipwreck found by LAMP in 2009.

While the ship is still unidentified, recent artifacts include hardware and rigging components, navigational and carpentry tools, cast-iron and copper cauldrons, a small flintlock pistol, six cannon and the ship’s bell.

This summer’s activities will include mapping, recording and excavating an area adjacent to the 2010-2011 excavation units.

Students will work alongside instructors to record and recover artifacts associated with this wreck.

The program is open to students pursuing a career in archaeology, partnered with a variety of universities to organize and implement this four-credit course.

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