The Institute of Nautical Archaeology Archives (INAA) contains a wide range of materials that deal with an expansive range of content from underwater archaeology projects all around the world. Items in the collection include original manuscripts dating to 1740 all the way up to digital files from current excavations. In addition to documents, the INAA holds a variety of other materials including silicone molds of artifacts, motion picture film, memorabilia of significant INA figures and more. The diversity of material types in the INAA collection makes it unique and INA works diligently to ensure its long term preservation and storage. If you have questions about materials in the INAA collection, please contact INA’s archivist, Meg Hagseth at email@example.com.
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Mrs. Megan Hagseth graduated from the Nautical Archaeology Program (NAP) at Texas A&M University with a Masters of Arts in December 2015. Mrs. Hagseth has been involved with several INA sponsored projects including the Burgaz Harbors Research Project, Uluburun Late Bronze Age Shipwreck Excavation (post-excavation artifact study), and the Ship Biscuit & Salted Beef Research Project. Mrs. Hagseth is also currently a Ph.D. student in the NAP, focusing on human-animal interactions in the maritime community.
Jessica Conklin is a sophomore anthropology major at Texas A&M University. She contributes to digitizing INA’s photographic collection as well as assisting in the cleaning and preservation of some of the INAA’s more delicate objects. She is particularly interested in the conservation of archaeological materials.
Taylor Ehlers is a senior in the Anthropology department at Texas A&M University with a concentration in Archaeology and History. Taylor has participated in INA’s Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard project in 2015. Taylor will primarily be working on the preservation of INA’s polyester motion picture film collection.