Cape Cod Museum of Natural History to Host Free Archaeology Presentation

BREWSTER – At the end of the month, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is hosting a forum on the archaeology of the ocean.

Dr. Calvin Mires will be discussing his nearly 20-year career in archaeology and training opportunities for the public in maritime archaeology through the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS), an international organization Mires is a Senior Tutor for in the New England Region.

Dr. Mires is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bridgewater State University in the Anthropology Department. 

He has led and worked on more than 30 maritime archaeology projects around the world, including Greek and Roman shipwrecks and harbors, Sweden’s iconic warship, Vasa, Confederate Blockade Runners in North and South Carolina, ship graveyards in Bermuda, and various sites in the Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and the Great Lakes.

Since 2015, he has co-directed the only maritime archaeology field schools in Massachusetts with cooperation of the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, The Trustees of Reservations, and the National Park Service.

He’s also ran maritime archaeological summer programs for middle and high school students. Mires currently is involved in several projects in Massachusetts, including the archaeological investigations of 1626 Sparrow Hawk.

Join the museum and Dr. Mires for free on Friday, November 30 at 1:00 p.m.

By TIM DUNN, News Center

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