The underwater archaeology students from the University of West Florida’s summer field school posted their wrap up entry on the MUA. Their work provided details about 16th-century Spanish ship construction and a mid19th-century schooner. Their post also discusses their conservation efforts as well as their search for additional wrecks in Florida’s waters. You can view their final entry here:
Posts Tagged ‘Spanish shipwrecks’
University of West Florida field school students have posted two new
entries on their project journal. In the first new post they describe
finding a schooner in 7 feet of water near the shore in Pensacola Bay.
They have already posted a site plan of the wreck. In the second new
entry another group of students continued their work on the 16th-century
wreck, Emanuel Point II. They have posted a slide show of some recent
discoveries including bones, seeds, and what may be cross bow bolts.
You can see their two new entries here:
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When most people think of diving in Florida they picture the warm clear waters of the Keys. The West Florida University field school in underwater archaeology is operating under the decidedly different conditions surrounding the 16th century Emanuel Point II and the 19th century “Brick” shipwrecks. For the latest update including a slide show of underwater photos showing working conditions on Emanuel Point II check out their online Project journal here:
The University of West Florida has begun its 2008 summer field school and will post weekly updates on their progress on the MUA. This summer’s activities include excavation on a sixteenth-century shipwreck site in Pensacola Bay, remote sensing survey using magnetometer, sub-bottom profiler and side scan sonar equipment, and hull recording of a nineteenth-century sidewheel steamboat in Seminole, Alabama.
Journals like this one offer an excellent opportunity to see how future underwater archaeologists are trained. The project journal includes updates from the field, student and staff biographies, plans, drawings, historic maps, and underwater images. We hope you’ll follow along!
Check out Ben Ford’s Lake Ontario project. His latest entry talks about probing for a War of 1812 gunboat. You can access Ben’s post from our home page at: