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
Greetings WUAA members and affiliates. On behalf of the Wisconsin Underwater Archeological Association, I’d like to extend our gratitude for your ongoing support and interest in this organization and our mission to foster a greater understanding for and appreciation of Wisconsin’s maritime heritage.
2019 began with our annual Action Planning Meeting on January 26 in Fond du Lac, WI, where board members outlined the goals and strategies for the year. A sincere thank you should be extended to all our board members who volunteer their time, energy and talents to keep this Association afloat.
Check out the latest newsletter if you are a WUAA Member!
The Marine Antiquity of the Month for December is the annual reports of the US Lifesaving Service. These books were produced each year, bound in black cloth, between 1878, when the Service was established and 1915, when it was absorbed into the newly established US Coast Guard. The reports of the US Lifesaving Service are extremely important for researching accidents that occurred around major ports and places where lifesaving stations had been established.
Each annual report contains a few very important sections as well as several sections of fairly un-interesting statistical and instructional information. The main section people reference is that containing the detailed narratives of shipwrecks at the front of every annual report. Detailed narratives were only created for wrecks involving a significant loss of life and represent a small percentage of the actual services rendered in a given year. Still, these narratives are very detailed and often dramatically written to draw attention to the perilous nature of the Life Saving Service’s work.
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