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The Ship That Held Up Wall Street: The Archaeological Investigation of a Colonial Ship Discovered in Manhattan

Maritime Excavation

Maritime Excavation

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location

  • ASH 2302

Description

Join us as Professor Warren Riess takes us through a complete maritime site investigation, from discovery through international study and interpretation, using a colonial merchant ship site as a fascinating example. Known variously as the Wall Street ship, the Ronson ship, or Princess Carolina, the ship and its contents have answered a few questions and posed exciting new ones.

During the past forty years, Dr. Riess’ internationally known research and teaching have focused on the maritime archaeology and history of the Americas. His accomplishments have been the subject of a one-hour television special on PBS and of articles in many newspapers and magazines. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Professor Riess!

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

Chartered by the United States Congress in 1906, the Archaeological Institute of America is the nation's oldest and largest organization dedicated to archaeology, with more than 200,000 members worldwide. AIA "promotes a vivid and informed public interest in the cultures and civilizations of the past, supports archaeological research, fosters the sound professional practice of archaeology, advocates the preservation of the world's archaeological heritage, and represents the discipline in the wider world."

Contact

Dr. Melissa Morison

morisonm@gvsu.edu

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