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Seminar CLXIV: how a seventh-century ship was built, and then abandoned

You may remember, a long time ago, before this blog even, when the powers-that-be in the modern city of Istanbul decided it was time to expand the metro system of the city, started digging and almost immediately found themselves trying to put a tunnel through what was evidently… 1,028 more words


Elusive Wartime Remains in Loch Ewe

Jonie and Richard Guest search for underwater remains from the last war – by Richard Guest (NOSAS).

We had it on good authority – a record of an eye witness – that at the end of the last war the 6” artillery which had been positioned at Rubha nan Sasan on the west side of the entrance to Loch Ewe was dumped over the cliffs.  596 more words

General Archaeology

What impact did the European Age of Discovery have on forests in Iberia? During the 16th – 18th c., what characterized an ‘Iberian’ ship? How are ancient forests and individual trees represented in the shipbuilding records of history and archaeology? 280 more words

Ancient Forests

The Elissa: The Untold Story

I was recently in Galveston, and I stopped by to see the tall ship Elissa. She wasn’t there, but before too long she pulled into view and I snapped the above picture. 514 more words

The Man Who Thought Like A Ship

Highbourne Cay Revisited: May 2015 visit to come

This May, a team will be heading back to the Highbourne Cay wreck site in the northern Exumas to perform the first intensive survey of the site in… 211 more words


Walk the Ocean Floor with Google Maps Street View

In a project sponsored by Google and Catlin Seaview Survey, Google Maps now offers “Street View” of the Ocean Floor. A majority of the images have been collected off the coast of Australia and the Caribbean. 57 more words


Nautical Archaeology for Writers

Nautical archaeologist Lindsey Hall Thomas (writing as Linsey Hall) spoke at a recent meeting of Florida Romance Writers. She told us about the role of an archaeologist and how we might use this information in a novel. 1,084 more words

The Writing Life