The first ever maritime archaeological field school here in the nations oldest port officially started this week. The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) and Flinders University has partnered to give under water archaeological students a hands-on tutorial. Students will learn their craft while-doing, as they prepare, research, dive on and record some of the many shipwrecks off the St.Augustine Coast.
Above LAMP archaeologist Dr. Sam Turner shows the students how an airlift works. An airlift is used to excavate sand from the ocean floor using Bernoulliâ€™s principle allowing the use of air to help uncover a shipwreck site.
However, as I have found out, there is a perk when doing work at a lighthouse. Below Students enjoy the top of the tower.