Community Archaeology in Action: The Partnership Between NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group
In the three-plus years of its existence, the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group has been engaged in a mutually-beneficial partnership with NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. The Group, which is a part of the Institute of Maritime History, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit corporation, is made up nearly exclusively of avocational archaeologists and historians all of whom are sport, or recreational, scuba divers. Yet since its founding in late 2012, it has conducted or contributed to three maritime archaeological surveys, conducted original historical research which has added to our understanding of the Battle of the Atlantic, and researched a previously-unidentified wreck off the North Carolina Outer Banks. This paper will provide an overview of the Group, its’ code of ethics, major successes and the challenges it has faced in its development.
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Community Archaeology in Action: The Partnership Between NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group. Aaron Hamilton, William R. Chadwell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434358)
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