SHA 2017: Tales from the 50th Annual Society for Historical Archaeology

2017-01-18T08:00:34-05:00January 18th, 2017|

Every January, one or more of our Lighthouse archaeologists attend the annual Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) conference, where professionals and students from across the field of historical and underwater archaeology gather to present their research. While we usually share our research with the public through various forms of outreach here at the museum and in nearby communities, these conferences provide opportunities to present our research to the academic community. No trip to SHA [...]

Preparation for the New Maritime Archaeology and Education Center

2016-08-10T08:00:25-04:00August 10th, 2016|

As many of you may know, some big changes are in the works for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum in the coming months! First and foremost, we are preparing to start construction on our new Maritime Archaeology and Education Center. As archaeologists, part of our role in the planning for the new buildings was to perform an archaeological survey of the area that was to be disturbed during the construction process. This type of [...]

Saying Goodbye to the Rudder

2016-06-29T02:00:58-04:00June 29th, 2016|

Ordinarily, in the conservation blog posts, new artifacts are discussed. Ones being worked on or items that have been finished and are ready to join the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum collection. However, this month’s post is about an artifact that is leaving our grounds and heading back from whence it came. In October 2005, a large northeaster hit the First Coast area. Because of the wind and storm surges, large shipwreck timbers were [...]