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Join Us - This Year in Manitowoc!

10th Annual


Wisconsin Underwater Archeology & Maritime History Conference

Saturday, October 25th 2014
  10 am - 4 pm
 
Wisconsin Maritime Museum|75 Maritime Dr.|Manitowoc WI 54220| (920) 684-0218

The Wisconsin Underwater Archelogy Association (WUAA) is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Wisconsin Underwater Archeology and Maritime History Conference. In celebration of our 10th year hosting the conference, we've moved the location to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, WI. As in years past, the event will bring together underwater archeologists, maritime historians, divers, and Great Lakes enthusiasts for a stimulating day of presentations about maritime history and underwater archeology in Wisconsin waters and beyond. Registration is $20 and is open to the public. Inquiries can be made to conference chairperson Kevin Cullen: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Conference Schedule
Saturday, October 25th
10:00 am - 11:00 am | WUAA Business Meeting (public welcomed)
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's Report 
  • WUAA project progress report
  • Progress of books WUAA is financing
  • Non-profit (501C3) status
11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Tamara Thomsen
  • The Wisconsin Historical Society's Underwater Archeology & Maritime Preservation Program 2014 Survey Season
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Lunch Break
  • Bring Lunch or eat nearby
  1:00 pm - 2:00pm | Patrick McBriatley
  • History of Chicago's moveable bridges
  2:00 pm - 3:00pm | Peter Hirthe
  • Treasures from, and a map view of, the Great Lakes Marine Collection
  3:00 pm - 3:30pm | Rolf Johnson
  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum Projects and Initiatives
  3:30 pm - 4:00pm | Museum Tour
  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum Projects and Initiatives: Tour of Museum

NEW

Sunday, October 26th

Nautical Archaeology Society

(NAS) Archaeological Illustration Workshop 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost for WUAA members is $75 and non-members is $100.

 

Pre-register Here 

 
 Pay $20 Conference Fee By Credit card Here

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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
 
  

Pre-register Here 

 
 
Pay Registration Fee By Credit card Here 

Summer 2014 Underwater Survey Projects - Volunteers Needed

The WUAA will conduct underwater site surveys in the Bailey’s Harbor area during Summer 2014.
WUAA will also continues the 2014 WUAA/GLSA survey project in the Milwaukee area on the wreck of the Reliable. Dives will be made on Thursday evenings during the summer, with Gerry Guyer's boat. A fee of $20 per diver will be collected. If you are interested in participating contact Kimm Stabelfeldt at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Milwaukee area Survey Project

Clay Banks Survey Project
Bailey's Harbor Survey Project

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Our Goals

  • 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.
    The Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association (WUAA) is pleased to announce it is expanding its underwater archeology training program by partnering with the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) based in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.The forthcoming WUAA and NAS certification training workshop will be open to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of underwater archaeology and maritime history. Internationally recognized, the NAS program provides the knowledge and skills to help archaeology projects in Wisconsin and around the world.
    Participants in training workshops learn underwater archaeological site mapping, historic ship construction methods, how to use archives in conducting historical research, artifact dating and identification, among other topics. Workshop participants have an opportunity to visit various research facilities, get behind the scenes tours of facilities and collections, meet and work with professionals, etc. "With a modular structure and a choice of specialized courses, the WUAA/NAS training programs will offer the public at large the chance to directly participate in maritime archaeology, while building a community of skilled volunteers, who will eventually be capable of carrying out their own maritime archaeology research projects" sated Kevin Cullen (WUAA Vice-President and professional archaeologist at the Discovery World museum in Milwaukee.) Further information about WUAA and NAS, including local and international training schedules and projects may be obtained by going to the NAS website, www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org and/or www.wuaa.org/training_intro. For more information on workshops contact Kevin Cullen by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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