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USCS Paddle Steamer Robert J. Walker, 1847-1860: Historical and Archaeological Research, Diver and Fisher Knowledge, and the Remote Sensing Search.

Author(s): Joyce H. Steinmetz

Year: 2016

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Summary

An East Carolina University graduate PhD researcher utilized historical research methods to narrow down the Robert J. Walker’s general location and its key archaeological features for site identification. Interviews with key local wreck divers and commercial bottom fishermen provided local environmental knowledge of unidentified wrecks and fishing gear snags within the general search area. This information was essential input to the remote sensing search planned and executed on the NOAA hydrographic ship Thomas Jefferson on the 21st of June 2013, the anniversary of the Walker’s sinking.


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USCS Paddle Steamer Robert J. Walker, 1847-1860: Historical and Archaeological Research, Diver and Fisher Knowledge, and the Remote Sensing Search.. Joyce H. Steinmetz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434817)


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Temporal Keywords
1847-1860


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 972

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