As another week comes to an end in Biscayne National Park, I’ve found myself assuming different roles in underwater archeology aside from diving. Without a doubt, perhaps the most appealing part of this career is scuba diving a shipwreck that hasn’t been seen by humans for a few hundred years, and possibly discovering something that changes history; human exploration and … Read more
As the archeological investigation continues on our site in Biscayne National Park, the old wooden ship continues to present us clues to her past. Some of the artifacts we have found thus far are copper fasteners, ranging in size from tacks to 1/3 of a meter, glass shards in multiple colors, leather, ceramics, and other ferrous metals. Considering this is … Read more
As operations came to an end on the Pillar Dollar, it has only lead to more questions than answers. For instance, previously I mentioned that the ship was constructed of hickory (known due to the dendrochronology and speciation analysis from a keel core sample) and it was believed that it was possibly built in the New England area. Considering Spanish … Read more
Greetings from Biscayne National Park.
This is the first time I have ever been to a national park, and I can see why this place was preserved for all Americans to enjoy. The water is gin-clear, the aquatic life is plentiful, and the submerged cultural resources are extensive. In fact, some of the submerged cultural sites have yet to be … Read more