Scott Tucker, postgraduate researcher at the University of Southampton, will give a talk on his maritime research and fieldwork. This Centre for Maritime Archaeology Research Group seminar will take place on Thursday, January 30, at 14:00 in the Centre for Maritime Archaeology lecture room (Building 65b). A live broadcast is available on this link http://coursecast.soton.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=f1807609-d14a-4347-9f54-3849fd64701d

Abstract: The St. Mary’s River Archaeological Project has been investigating a concentration of lithic ballast material, located just offshore of the 17th-century town centre of St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The size and shape of the distribution have been used as an indicator that the ballast represents the remains of a hulked sailing vessel rather than discarded ballast, and some artefact finds had suggested an early colonial-period date for the site. This lecture will outline the findings from testing performed on the site in summer 2013. The interpretation of this site is yet open, so audience participation is encouraged to perhaps clarify some of the less clear aspects of this research and help shape future efforts on this site.


St. Mary’s River Archaeological Project – Findings from the 2013 field season, by Scott Tucker
Crystal Safadi

Crystal Safadi

PhD student funded by the Honor Frost Foundation. So far I completed two Masters degrees at the University of Southampton: an MSc in Archaeological Computing Spatial Technologies (2012-2013), thesis entitled ' The Beqa'a Valley during the Early Bronze Age: a GIS Approach to Settlement Patterns',  and an MA in Maritime Archaeology (2013-2014), 'Bronze Age and Iron Age Levantine Harbours: an Evaluation of their Afforded Maritime Accessibility and Protection'. During my Masters degrees I developed a set of skills and a passion for GIS, computational approaches, and marine geophysics. In my PhD research I will draw on several methods to investigate the maritime world of the Levantine Early Bronze Age through space and time. I worked on several archaeological digs and surveys, terrestrial and underwater ( Nissia Shipwreck Project 2014, Deltebre I shipwreck excavation 2014, Underwater survey in Anfeh Lebanon 2013, Excavation at Baalbek Lebanon 2012, excavation at Tell Fadous-Kfarabida Lebanon 2011, Tell el-Burak excavation 2011, etc.). Thanks to the support of the Honor Frost Foundation, The Said foundation, the British Lebanese Association, the University of Southampton Archaeology team, and my supervisors Dr Lucy blue and Dr Fraser Sturt, I was and still able to pursue my postgraduate studies.  

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