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  • Shipwreck Weekend 2024

    The Nautical Archaeology Program’s annual open house returns Saturday, April 13th! This year, we are honored to welcome Dr. Jennifer McKinnon from ECU as our guest speaker. Dr. McKinnon has a background in historical and maritime archaeology and cultural heritage management. She has worked in the US, Australia, the Pacific, and Europe on sites ranging […]

  • Public Lecture by Virginia State Underwater Archaeologist Brendan Burke

    On Wednesday, November 15, come see Virginia State Underwater Archaeologist Brendan Burke’s public lecture “A Commonwealth of Maritime Archaeology; The Underwater Archaeology Program at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.” The lecture will be from 12:20-1:30pm in Room 237 of Texas A&M’s Anthropology Building. Lunch will be provided.

  • Shipwreck Weekend Returns!

    Shipwreck Weekend is back! The Nautical Archaeology Program's annual public event has returned. This year's theme: "Embodying Seamanship: Digital and Physical Reconstructions of the Seafaring Past."

  • he naval ram project team (l-r) Christopher Dostal, Stephen DeCasien and Glenn Grieco.

    Grad Student Explores Ancient Warfare With Naval Ram Project

    Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Stephen DeCasien was invited to the site of an astounding discovery off the coast of Sicily but couldn’t go due to pandemic restrictions at the time, so he did the next best thing.

  • Chris Dostal, director of the Conservation Research Laboratory, pictured next to the submerged remains of the colonial-era shipwreck he is working to conserve.

    Aggie Archaeologists Conserving Ship From Colonial-Era Virginia

    The long-forgotten trading vessel was unearthed in Alexandria and shipped to Texas A&M for extensive study and preservation.