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University of West Florida Field School Examines 16th and 19th Century Shipwrecks

June 10, 2008

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!

http://www.uri.edu/artsci/his/mua/project_journals/wf/wf_intro.shtml

Also…

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:

http://www.uri.edu/mua

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