Field School

Lighthouse’s Underwater Archaeology Field School Begins Monday

2015-06-01T11:45:55-04:00June 1st, 2015|

Archaeologists from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum will begin their annual field school in St. Augustine on June 1st with six students from around the world. ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Six students from as far away as Canada have arrived in St. Augustine, Fla., for the educational experience of a lifetime. Beginning June 1st, the students will join archaeologists from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum for four weeks of hands-on, underwater research and excavation [...]

2015 LAMP Underwater Archaeology Field School Now Accepting Applications!

2015-03-13T08:00:11-04:00March 13th, 2015|

The summer field season is almost upon us, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s research arm, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), is now accepting applications for our 2015 Field School Program. Read on to see full details and requirements for this year’s field school! 2015 Dates: June 1st – 26th Location: St. Augustine, Fla. Research Focus: The “Storm Wreck” is a 1782 British Loyalist shipwreck located just off the shores of St. Augustine. Excavation on this site [...]

Field School Update: Obstacles, Buttons and Diving

2014-06-13T10:10:03-04:00June 13th, 2014|

The 2014 LAMP Field School season is nearly at its halfway point. The students have come a long way from blindly fumbling around obstacle courses at the bottom of a pool to performing real underwater archaeology on a revolutionary war era ship wreck. The Storm Wreck excavation is underway and everyone is hopeful for the potential discoveries. The true identity of the vessel has yet to be discovered, but it has been narrowed down to [...]

LAMP’s 2014 Field School in the News

2014-06-02T21:54:37-04:00June 2nd, 2014|

Today was the first day of the 2014 Field School! Eleven students from across the U.S., from Oregon and Colorado to Florida and Vermont, arrived this weekend and this morning we all assembled at the Lighthouse for the first day of their training. This morning was orientation and paperwork, followed by an introductory lecture on maritime and underwater archaeology. Then the students rotated through different stations, where they practiced skills ranging from knot-tying to underwater [...]

2014 LAMP Field School in Maritime Archaeology

2014-06-01T22:12:30-04:00June 1st, 2014|

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) is pleased to announce our 2014 Summer Field School. This year the field school will be held from June 2nd – June 27th at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. This comprehensive 4-week practicum will focus on the continued excavation of an 18th century shipwreck. Discovered in 2009, excavations began on this wreck site during the summer of 2010. Artifacts recovered from this site, along [...]

Former LAMP student, now CEO of Britain’s Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust, investigates Scottish shipwreck

2013-11-19T14:20:29-05:00November 19th, 2013|

This shipwreck was recently exposed on the beach at Bamburgh Castle in Scotland. One of our former students, Jessica Berry, was called in to investigate. Here at LAMP we always are proud to see our former students make good! We recently saw a news story involving one of our 2007 Field School students, Jessica Berry. She was a Flinders University student at the time, working on her master’s degree, and she participated in the joint [...]

LAMP research highlighted in Australian magazine

2013-10-01T15:43:24-04:00October 1st, 2013|

One of our former graduate students, Kyle Lent, recently published an article on his work with us in Flinders University's magazine Engage, the July 2013 edition. Flinders University is located in South Australia and we have worked with their faculty and students many times before (see here, and here). Kyle served as a Field School Supervisor during the 2012 season, and worked as a volunteer archaeologist for many months after that, until he got a [...]

New Video Showing the History and Excavation of the Storm Wreck

2013-08-08T13:16:30-04:00August 8th, 2013|

Check out the latest video we have produced highlighting our work on the Revolutionary War period Storm Wreck! This has been a busy excavation season and we haven't blogged much, but we wanted to share this one as it is a great compilation with some outstanding underwater video. We have had the best visibility (at least for a few days) that we have ever had offshore St. Augustine so we finally have some good footage [...]

2013 Maritime Archaeology Field School

2013-04-10T12:57:56-04:00April 10th, 2013|

Check out this video we made showing students in the 2010 LAMP Field School raising a cauldron from the 1782 “Storm Wreck.” Students in the 2012 Field School preparing for another “day at the office.” The 2013 Field School in Maritime Archaeology will run from May 27 to June 21, 2013. Each year LAMP sponsors this internationally acclaimed opportunity for training in maritime and underwater archaeology. Students from universities across the U.S. and abroad will [...]

History Out of Shifting Sands . . .

2012-08-09T13:35:37-04:00August 9th, 2012|

LAMP divers raised not one but three muskets from the late 1700s Storm Wreck during the 2012 field season. What a great article came out of the Jacksonville newspaper, the Florida Times Union, last Saturday. I missed it as I was on vacation, but heard all about it when I came back into the office this week and it is online. From the Times Union: In 2009, members of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program were [...]

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