Lessons That Count: What We Have Learned From Large, Multi-Year Underwater Excavations

Part of: Society for Historical Archaeology 2014

Exploring this years’ conference theme, Questions that count, this session will explore what we have learned as a discipline from underwater excavations that spanned over many seasons and involved extensive research and conservation programs. The session will see presenters focus on the same themes and discuss on the successes and challenges for each theme. This will set the stage for a follow-up panel discussion to expand on the same themes as well as other subjects relating to these large projects. The discussed themes will be: funding, operations in the field, short- and long-term staffing, research, publication, presentation to the public and long-term economic benefits of the project.