This webinar was recorded.
Presenter: Kimberly Kenyon, Senior Conservator, Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project
NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology presents Kimberly Kenyon in "Science of Conservation," a webinar in the webinar series titled “Submerged NC.”
In this webinar Kimberly Kenyon, senior conservator for the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project, shares why conservation is so critical to archaeology and some of the processes involved. Discover that archaeology does not end once an artifact is unearthed. Learn how following excavation, an object may require months or years of conservation before it is stable enough for further research or exhibit. See why this is particularly true of artifacts from a marine environment, such as those submerged in the waters off North Carolina’s coast.
Partnering since 1975, NOAA and the state of North Carolina work to research, honor, and protect the hallmarks of North Carolina’s underwater cultural heritage: shipwrecks. From violent storms and dangerous shoals to world wars, the waters off North Carolina have claimed thousands of ships and lives over hundreds of years. These shipwrecks hold information about the ever-changing technologies and cultural and physical landscapes. They serve as a uniquely accessible underwater museum and a memorial to generations of mariners who lived, died, worked and fought off our shores.