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Archaeology for the Masses: Presenting the Storm Wreck through Public Archaeology

Author(s): Olivia A. McDaniel

Year: 2016

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The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program’s (LAMP) position as the research arm of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, creates the perfect opportunity to extend St. Augustine’s underwater archaeology into the public eye through a series of on-site public archaeology programs. Since the 2009 discovery of the Storm Wreck, a 1782 British Loyalist wreck off the coast of St. Augustine, museum archaeology and education staff have developed a number of programs to present not only the history, research, and conservation performed on Storm Wreck and its artifacts, but also St. Augustine’s broader maritime history and underwater archaeological resources to museum guests. This presentation will discuss these programs and their success at bringing the shipwreck to the public at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.

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Archaeology for the Masses: Presenting the Storm Wreck through Public Archaeology. Olivia A. McDaniel. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434988)


Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 806

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