Workshops will provide a basic understanding of how an underwater site is surveyed, mapped and interpreted using manual methods.
Some classes cover survey objectives and the use of trilateration, offsets and sketches to generate preliminary maps of underwater sites.
INTRODUCTION TO UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP
May 9, 2020 (10am - 5pm)
Wisconsin Maritime Museum Manitowoc, WI
The Wisconsin Underwater Archeological Association (WUAA) wuaa.org is pleased to announce an underwater archaeology training workshop in partnership with the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) based in Portsmouth, UK. Internationally recognized, the NAS program provides the knowledge and skills to help people get involved with maritime archaeology projects in Wisconsin and around the world.
This one-day workshop offers an introduction to maritime archaeology, combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions. The course aims to promote archaeology more broadly, but to also provide specific content that pertains to Great Lakes maritime history. This introduction course will also introduce topics such as dating methods used in archaeology, artifact identification, as well as how 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 analyze and create 2D scale illustrations of underwater archaeological sites.
- Have an understanding of your rights and responsibilities concerning underwater heritage in Wisconsin.
- Be qualified to pursue further NAS credits, which apply to future conferences and higher-level training courses.
When: Saturday, May 9, 2020 (10am - 5pm)
Where: Wisconsin Maritime Museum | 75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Tuition: $75 | Includes Specialized Training, Course Materials, NAS Certification Card
Registration: Online at wuaa.org (Workshops)
Or fill out the registration page and send to:
WUAA | Training Workshop| P.O. Box 486 Waupaca, WI 54981
Email| Kevin Cullen | WUAA President & NAS Instructor
This workshop will provide a basic understanding of how an underwater site is surveyed, mapped and interpreted using manual methods. The class will cover survey objectives and the use of trilateration, offsets and sketches to generate preliminary maps of underwater sites. The workshop will include hands-on
practice, using the tools and techniques covered in the discussion, on a nearly
life-size mockup of a Great Lakes schooner. A certificate of attendance or participation is included.