INA Webinars

From time to time INA offers the “Wednesday Webinar” in which archaeologists and directors of INA-supported projects deliver online presentations featuring their recent research. The Wednesday Webinars are open to everyone, and we encourage you to consult INA’s Facebook page or this webpage to learn about upcoming webinar presentations.

INA Webinars are recorded only with the permission of the presenter(s); check out these past INA Wednesday Webinars!

The El Sec Shipwreck:
Preliminary Results from 2021

This Wednesday Webinar was presented by Carlos de Juan (University of Valencia). Excavated in the 1970s, the 4th-century B.C. El Sec shipwreck is known for its extensive cargo of Greek pottery marked with Greek and Punic graffiti. The use of explosives and subsequent looting led many to conclude that little was left on the site. The 2021 season was supported in part by INA’s Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant.

Forty Years Later: Revealing the Santo António de Tanná,
A Progress Report

Scholar Jeremy Green, former Head of Maritime Archaeology at the Western Australia Museum, discusses the digital reinterpretation of 35mm photographs taken 40 years ago during excavation of the Portuguese frigateSanto António de Tanná, which capsized at Mombasa, Kenya, in 1697.  The Mombasa Wreck was excavated in the late 1970s by a team from INA and the National Museums of Kenya.  These efforts to generate a 3D model of the entire site are supported in part by INA’s George and Ann Bass Publication Grant.

The Sloop Boscawen and the King’s Shipyard:
Mid-18th Century Shipwrecks in Lake Champlain

The sloop Boscawen was built during the Seven Years’ War as part of a British campaign to counter the French presence in the Champlain Valley. Using Boscawen as a focal point, this presentation explores how colonial shipwrights designed, built, and rigged early sailing vessels for use on Lake Champlain and how Boscawen’s hull construction compares to other watercraft built in northeastern North America during the eighteenth century. This Wednesday Webinar was presented by recent Texas A&M doctoral NAP graduate, Dan Bishop.

The Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck:
Old Ship, New Methods

The Late Bronze Age shipwreck at Cape Gelidonya, Turkey, where George Bass started it all in 1960, keeps on giving. Seven members of the current research team briefly present what they are learning from the discoveries made on the seabed in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2010, and in the laboratories by means of scientific and 3D analysis. This Wednesday Webinar was presented by Nicolle Hirschfeld (Trinity University) and the Cape Gelidonya team, Nicholas Blackwell (Indiana University), Joseph Lehner (University of Sydney), Emre Kuruçayırlı (Boğaziçi University). Samuel Martin and Lucy Bowland (University of Arkansas), and Dominique Langis-Barsetti (University of Toronto).

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