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Don’t Hold Your Breath – Initiating Community Projects and Public Engagement through an Invested Collaboration in Maritime Archaeology

Author(s): Daniel B. Rees

Year: 2016

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Summary

This project presents perspectives on community engagement and investment in maritime heritage. Focusing on public programs in archaeology, this research speaks to the importance of immersive and interactive learning towards public education on the relevance of maritime history, including the processes and issues associated with excavation, identification, and conservation. The content of this review comes in reflection of Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) courses and surveys completed on the Triangle Shipwrecks of North Carolina, and the Conception Harbour Shipwrecks of Newfoundland, Canada. Varying levels of organizations can cooperate to stimulate interest in maritime history, and long-term local investment. Our understanding of how such multi-platform cooperation can be initiated and directed will prove to be essential in launching new maritime projects, and funding on-going operations. The results of this investigation will outline how communities and organizations can be approached to build public outreach projects and principally unearth aspects of our maritime history.


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Don’t Hold Your Breath – Initiating Community Projects and Public Engagement through an Invested Collaboration in Maritime Archaeology. Daniel B. Rees. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434359)


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Canada North America


Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

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PaperId(s): 802

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