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Encore: Shipwrecks and Science: The Emergence of Underwater Archaeology

Encore: Shipwrecks and Science: The Emergence of Underwater Archaeology

With over 70% of the earth’s surface covered in water, much of the world is inaccessible to archaeologists employing traditional, land-based archaeological techniques. Employing new procedures and methodologies, the father of underwater archaeology, Dr. George Bass, revolutionized the field in the 1960's by demonstrating that rigorous scientific analysis could be conducted under water. Journey into the fascinating and unique world of underwater and nautical archaeology with our very special guest, Dr. James P. Delgado, one of the foremost experts in the field of underwater archaeology. Throughout his distinguished career, and as the host of the underwater archaeology-themed television show “The Sea Hunters,” Dr. Delgado has worked on some of the most famous shipwrecks of our time. He joins the program to provide an overview of the history of nautical archaeology, the future of the field, and its evolving relationship with conservation and heritage management.

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