In Every Grain of Sand, There is a Story: The story of Ada K. Damon as a Case Study in Fostering Maritime Archaeological Heritage and Education in Massachusetts.

Author(s): Calvin H Mires

Year: 2017

Summary

In 2015, SEAMAHP and the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (MBUAR) partnered with Salem State University, National Park Service (NPS), the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and the PAST Foundation to offer a field school that examined the life and death of Ada K. Damon – a 19th century schooner that has been landmark on the shoreline for over 100 years. This pilot program successfully raised enough awareness and interest that Salem State University requested a second season in 2016. The project also provided an educational template for Telltales to Learning – a hybrid course for teacher professional development and middle and high school students – funded in part through the National Maritime Heritage Gran Program. This paper discusses the 2016 field season, and the development and future of the program, including possiblities to leverage STEM education for preservation and management of foreshore cultural resources. 

 

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In Every Grain of Sand, There is a Story: The story of Ada K. Damon as a Case Study in Fostering Maritime Archaeological Heritage and Education in Massachusetts.. Calvin H Mires. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435183)

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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): 459