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Field School Announcement
Nautical Archaeology Field School
Sponsor: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Contact Information
Alex Lehning
4472 Basin Harbor Road
Vegennes VT 05491
Phone: 802-475-2022
Email: alexl@lcmm.org
URL http://http://www.lcmm.org/fieldschool.html
Description
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our second annual Nautical Archaeology Field School at our lakeside campus in Vermont from June 3-June 14, 2013. Over the course of two weeks, students will be exposed to the methods and practices of a professional underwater archaeologist, both through classroom instruction and hands-on training. Participants will study the full sequence of shipwreck documentation methodology, from initial measurements to final drafting. They will also learn about the basics of ship construction, artifact conservation, and the maritime history of Lake Champlain. The program will emphasize archeological project management, dive safety, and building practical field skills. Students will participate in extensive scientific diving exercises, including the documentation of shallow-water nineteenth century shipwrecks, and examination of a number of wreck sites in the Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to gain the experience and skills necessary to pursue a career in nautical archaeology. LCMM will also be offering an optional Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) course through SOLO from June 1-2 for an additional fee.
Keywords: Nautical | Underwater | Archaeology
This announcement will be displayed until: 06/01/2013
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