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.