Sifting through the muck

2016-09-28T08:00:17-04:00September 28th, 2016|

Every year, our research arm, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), heads out on the water to either survey for new wrecks, target test potential anomalies from said surveys or locate and excavate archaeological sites underwater. How exactly does LAMP work underwater and get the artifacts for the conservation team? Unlike a “traditional” land site, we cannot simply dig up the dirt and move it to the side with shovels and wheelbarrows. We instead do [...]

Clues of All Sizes: New Buttons Add to Shipwreck Story

2015-06-24T08:00:06-04:00June 24th, 2015|

Some of the most exciting finds from the Storm Wreck have been the smallest artifacts. Two military buttons were found while excavating and conserving objects. They helped provide some of the best diagnostic information about the ship and what it was doing. RP button The first button was found while removing concretion from the exterior of a larger artifact, the ship’s bell. The bell was excavated and began conservation treatment in 2011, and [...]