New Directions for Underwater Archaeology in Virginia

Author(s): John D. Broadwater

Year: 2018


More than two thousand ships have been lost in Virginia waters since the first European explorers ventured here. In addition, countless prehistoric sites and historic piers, wharves and other structures now lie underwater. Yet, except for a few significant exceptions, little emphasis has been placed on locating and studying Virginia’s submerged sites. In a partnership with the Virginia Historic Resources Department, the Archeological Society of Virginia recently formed a Maritime Heritage Chapter for the purpose of training volunteers, especially recreational divers, to work with trained professionals to conduct research designed to study and protect Virginia’s submerged cultural resources.

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New Directions for Underwater Archaeology in Virginia. John D. Broadwater. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441453)

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

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