The Great Museum of the Sea Dr. James Delgado, Sept. 21 • 4PM • Ekstrom Library

When Sep 21, 2017
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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The Great Museum of the Sea

Dr. James Delgado,

September 21, 2017 • 4:00 PM • Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library (University of Louisville)

The Liberal Studies Project presents  an archaeologist, specializing in seafaring, maritime culture and shipwrecks. Delgado is among the world’s leading experts in maritime archeology and cultural heritage. He served as President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archeology, important scientific and educational organization dedicated to the understanding of humanity’s seafaring history through the excavation and scientific study of shipwrecks. Delgado’s presentation will encompasses the evolving story of archaeology underwater with a look at some of history’s most significant shipwrecks.  The presentation will span three millennia from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age, focusing on the wrecks and what archaeology tells us about them, and the people who built, worked, and occasionally died on them.  It also will cover the evolution of archaeology underwater, ending with more recent work that speaks to new technologies as well as new approaches and perspectives.

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