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Current NHHC Studies in US Naval Archaeology

Author(s): George Schwarz

Year: 2016

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Summary

During 2014 and 2015 NHHC's Underwater Archaeology Branch initiated several projects to document, study, and manage U.S. Navy sunken and terrestrial military craft. These projects consist of both research-driven surveys and basic assessments of new discoveries. This presentation highlights the Branch's current research initiatives, including the study of American Revolutionary War schooner Royal Savage, the suspected site of Commodore Perry's USS Revenge, the War of 1812 Chesapeake Flotilla survey, and Civil War steamer USS Tulip, as well as investigations of newly-discovered sites reported to NHHC by the public; such as the WWII Dauntless crash site in Florida and a collection of WWII aircraft which appeared upon the drying of a lake in Oregon. While these investigations are usually led by NHHC archaeologists, they often involve heavy support and collaboration from public and private partners and volunteers who are able to contribute to the preservation and interpretation of U.S. naval heritage. 


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Current NHHC Studies in US Naval Archaeology. George Schwarz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434300)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 270

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America