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Olivia Thomas

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Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Nautical Archaeology
First Year In the Program


Olivia earned her BA from Indiana University with majors in Anthropology, Classical Art & Archaeology, and Underwater Archaeology as well as a minor in Medieval Studies, and a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. She then completed her MA in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University where her thesis focused on artifacts from two eighteenth century Spanish fleets. Olivia’s dissertation research focuses on the maritime cultural landscape of the island of St. Croix, USVI, during the eighteenth century. Her field experience includes projects in Greece, Portugal, Indiana, Florida, and the Dominican Republic. Olivia’s research interests include coastal and island archaeology, life onboard ships, the maritime culture and history of the Atlantic World, material culture of eighteenth-century shipwrecks, and the lives of women onboard whaling ships.