Wisconsin Underwater Archeology
and Maritime History Conference
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
500 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee, WI 53202 | (414) 765-8609 | www.discoveryworld.org
The Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association (WUAA) is pleased to annoiunce the 9th Annual Wisconsin Underwater Archeology and Maritime History Conference. This event will once again bring together Great Lakes archeologists, maritime historians, divers and nautical enthusiasts, for a day of facinating talks on maritime history and underwater archeology; in Wisconsin waters.
The conference will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 in Discovery World's beautiful Digital Theater. Discovery World, home of the S/V Denis Sullivan, (Wisconsin's Flagship), is a premier experiential museum with maritime and technology-based exhibits, including the Reiman Aquarium.
9:30am - 10:30 am WUAA Business Meeting 2013 WUAA Projects, Elections, etc. (public welcomed)
11:00am - 12:00pm Dr. Kira Kaufmann "Shipwreck Survey in Death's Door Wisconsin: History and The White Hurricane 100 years later"
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break Cafeteria, bag lunch, or beyond Discovery World
1:00pm - 2:00pm Ms. Tamara Thomsen "Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Preservation and Archeology Program 2013 Field Season"
2:00 - 3:00 pm Dr. Richard Boyd "The Rock Lake Pyramids:Anatomy of a Ledgend"
3:00 - 4:00 pm Mr. Robert Birmingham "Indian Fish Dams on the Crawfish River, Wisconsin"
5:00 pm -7:00 pm Post Conference Social "Port of Call Restaurant:" 106 W. Wells St., Milwaukee
Introduction to Coastal and Underwater Archaeology
Watch For Next Scheduled Date
The NAS Introduction course is the first stage in the Nautical Archaeology Society training program, which WUAA is partnering with to build a community of trained advocates to help document and promote Wisconsin's maritime heritage. This one day course offers an introduction to archaeology and maritime archaeology, combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions. This course aims to promote archaeology more broadly, but to also provide specific content that pertains to the incredible history of Great Lakes maritime tradition. This introduction course will also introduce topics such as dating methods used in archaeology and how the current legislation applies to our underwater cultural heritage.
By the end of the day participants will:
•Have been introduced to the basic principles and scope of maritime archaeology
•Be able to apply 2D survey methods to an archaeological site
•Have an understanding of your rights and responsibilities concerning underwater heritage in Wisconsin
•Be qualified to pursue further NAS training credits, which can be applied toward future conferences and higher level training courses.
When: Saturday (Watch for next dates) (8am - 4pm)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 1/2 hour lunch break, and 1/2 hour afternoon break
Where: Watch for next site location
Cost: $85, Price includes course materials, museum fees, & Lunch
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Summer 2012 Underwater Survey Projects - Volunteers Needed
The WUAA will conduct underwater site surveys in the Bailey’s Harbor area during Summer 2012.
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- Provide access to information pertaining to underwater archaeology statewide.
- Provide training to perform underwater site surveys.
- Promote research and education in underwater archaeology in Wisconsin and the surrounding Great Lakes.
- Distribute results of research projects to members and the general public.
- Work in cooperation with organizations interested in underwater archaeological resources.
- Promote the conservation and preservation of underwater archaeological resources and sites.
Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association announces International Training Partnership
with the Nautical Archaeology Society (UK)
Press Release: Summer 2011
The Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association has partnered with the United Kingdom's Nautical Archaeology Society to provide internationally recognized training to anyone interested in maritime archaeology. Divers and non-divers may now participate in workshop-based training seminars that are taught by professionals and recognized in more than 25 countries around the world.