Living Museums in the Sea: Learning from the Past, Looking towards the Future


This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Living Museums in the Sea (LMS) is a conservation model dedicated to promoting the study and protection of submerged cultural resources while encouraging ecological resiliency, public outreach, and tourism through the establishment of marine protected areas. Indiana University (IU), in collaboration with local and governmental partners, established the first regional network of three LMS sites in the southeastern Dominican Republic in 2011, including Captain Kidd’s 1699 Quedagh Merchant shipwreck. Currently, IU is working with new regional partners to establish a second network of LMS sites, potentially including a 16th-century shipwreck and a US WWII tug, the USS Stallion aka Enriquillo, as part of the development of a marine sanctuary in the Punta Cana region. This paper will present an update on the successes and challenges associated with establishment and management of the LMS networks, comparative photogrammetric monitoring techniques, and past and potential future interdisciplinary research.

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Living Museums in the Sea: Learning from the Past, Looking towards the Future. Kirsten M. Hawley, Charles D Beeker, Matthew Maus, Samuel I. Haskell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449109)


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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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