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2018 Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archeology

Battle Creek

Prince Frederick, Maryland

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Geophysical Methods for Underwater Archeology – I : Introduction to Side Scan Sonar and Magnetometer Surveys

June 2 – 3, 2018

Presented by the Maryland Historical Trust’s Maryland Maritime Archeology Program as a special event during the Maryland Historical Trust/Archeological Society of Maryland 2018 Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archeology.

Members of the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) can earn 5 credits toward an NAS Certificate or Award in Maritime Archaeology.

Space is limited to 12 students and preregistration via Eventbrite is required.

Course Summary

The course consists of presentations and practical exercises. Topics covered during presentations on Saturday, June 2 include project planning, introductions to the operation of side scan sonar and magnetometer systems, and the interpretation and reporting of geophysical survey results for maritime archeology. Participants will take part in practical exercises using side scan sonar and magnetometer systems on Sunday, June 3.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, but it assumes a basic knowledge of archeology.

Registration and Fees

This course is limited to 12 participants.

Participants must preregister for the course via Eventbrite and also register for the 2018 Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archeology.

There is no fee for the course other than the Field Session fee which can be paid via Paypal in advance or by cash or check on arrival. Information about the Field Session can be found here: http://marylandarcheology.org/2018fieldsessionregistration.html

Although we strongly encourage participants to take part in other aspects of the Field Session, if you choose to only take this course we recommend that you register for the Field Session, pay Field Session fees, and sign liability release forms at the registration table on arrival. Field Session fees for June 2 and 3 are $40 ($20/day) for ASM members and $50 ($25/day) for non-members.

Directions will be provided to participants following Eventbrite course preregistration via email.

Schedule

Participants are expected to arrive at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 2 and attend all of the presentations which will conclude by 4:00 pm. Practical session times on Sunday, June 3 will be assigned.

There are no restaurants or convenience stores near the site - bring your own (BYO) lunch, snacks, and drinks.

The Annual Field Session Barbeque will take place on Saturday, June 2nd; food will be available after 4:00 pm on that day, donations gratefully accepted.

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