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 [...]

SHA 2016 is a Success! – Storm Wreck Symposium Presented in the Nation’s Capital

2016-01-13T08:00:09-05:00January 13th, 2016|

This letter, concerning the Storm Wreck vessel’s wrecking event, was written exactly 233 years before lighthouse archaeologists presented research on this wreck at the 49th annual SHA conference in Washington, D.C. On January 9, 1783, the commander of the British Royal Army in East Florida, Lieutenant Colonel Archibald McArthur, wrote a letter to the British Commander in Chief, Sir Guy Carleton, to inform him of the loss of the Rattlesnake, two victualing ships, [...]