Sunken Aircraft Archaeology Within U.S. National Parks: Lessons Learned from the Documentation of a Submerged WWII B-29 Super Fortress
With numerous submerged aircraft sites in the U.S. National Park System, the Submerged Resources Center has had several opportunities to conduct research and test methodologies in a variety of underwater environments that these airplanes now reside. Many lessons have been learned from each site, but none have taught more than the submerged World War II-era B-29 Super Fortress at the bottom of Lake Mead, outside of Las Vegas, NV. This discovery, subsequent legal battle, and eventual full archaeological study of the site will be discussed, as well as how SRC will use what it has learned in future sunken aircraft studies within National Parks and beyond.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Is the Pattern Really Full?: Asking Questions That Count In The Archaeology of Sunken Aircraft •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2014
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Sunken Aircraft Archaeology Within U.S. National Parks: Lessons Learned from the Documentation of a Submerged WWII B-29 Super Fortress. Dave Conlin, Bert Ho. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437149)