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A New Exhibit – Raising the Fleet: an Art Science Initiative

August 25, 2009

homelinkThe MUA is proud to announce the launch of a new fully developed exhibit entitled: Raising the Fleet: an Art / Science Initiative. This innovate project conducted in Lake George, New York brings together underwater archaeology, cell biology, and art in a multidisciplinary study.

Viewers might ask how these three fields can intersect, but artist Elinor Mossop fails to see how they cannot. The sunken remains of British bateaux and the single celled creatures that inhabit the lake bed are all part of the same environment.

The artwork created as a result of this endeavor is on display in three venues; at the Lake George Arts Project Gallery (opening today 8/25/09), on easels resting on the lake bed near sunken British bateaux, and online at the MUA.

We’re proud to take part in such an unusual and creative effort. The web exhibit includes information on the historical background of the colonial sites involved, the methodology used to collect the data and create the artwork, a video about the project, and of course the artwork itself. We hope you enjoy the new exhibit which can be seen here:

http://www.themua.org/raisingthefleet/

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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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`Jones’: Real archaeologists don’t have whips

May 14, 2008

Well, most don’t anyway. I’m not saying I have one mind you, at least not publicly. Anyway here’s a link to the article…

Click here.