Drift Wood, Stone Circles, Three Canoes, a Lost Lighthouse and a Piano

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Date(s) - March 10, 2015
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Barnstable Senior Center


Drift Wood, Stone Circles, Three Canoes, a Lost Lighthouse and a Piano:  Stories of Collaboration and Engaging the Public


When the public thinks about underwater archaeology, they generally picture intact shipwrecks, pirate treasures and mystery. Victor T. Mastone, Director and Chief Archaeologist, Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources will be here to will discuss his experience or not with all these topics.  As archaeologists and resource stewards we are all familiar with mystery.  We nearly always face that when we first approach a shipwreck site.  “What ship is it? Massachusetts waters hold about 3,000 shipwrecks, we have a diverse range of submerged cultural resources encompassing now submerged Native American sites, maritime industry structures, bridges, and aircraft.  Mr. Mastone will capture your attention and provide opportunities access to these non-renewable resources and elevate your awareness of the state of Massachusetts submerged heritage. The Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (BUAR) depends on the active involvement of and collaboration with the public to identify, evaluate and protect these non-renewable resources. This presentation describes the state’s diversity of archaeological resources and various ways the public is engaged in their study.

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