Saturday, June 2, 2007

Archaeology Course in Kingston

Today saw the practical work begin on the Nautical Archaeology Society's Level One Course. The twelve students - mainly from the Club - began to build on information imparted yesterday evening and first thing this morning. Weather conditions couldn't have been better. The Sun shone on the survey area, raising spirits and temperatures.

The picture shows rehearsal of the survey techniques used to plot and record artifacts on a shipwreck - with some precision. With some tenuous skill acquired on dry land, the teams moved to the pool tonight.

Tomorrow, the students head for Portsmouth Harbour and the wreck fragments that lie close to the breakwater.

Everyone acknowledges, with considerable gratitude, the instruction provided by Erika Laanela, the Provincial Marine Archaeologist, who is directing the training.

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