Merging Museums with the Classroom: Using Collections to Teach Maritime Archaeology

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Title

Merging Museums with the Classroom: Using Collections to Teach Maritime Archaeology

Description

Although there is a growing interest in studying maritime archaeology even at the undergraduate level, it can be a challenge to bring to life for non-divers both the mechanics of an archaeological investigation, but also the joy of discovery and satisfaction of identification of a wreck site. This paper will describe possible alternative methods of recreating that entire process through the use of museum collections. In particular, I will discuss a project undertaken by undergraduates at Harvard University in partnership with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Students were required to choose a ship model from the museum’s collections and, with very minimal initial information, had to research its historical background and construction techniques, treating it as an archaeologist would a shipwreck site. This paper will introduce the benefits and challenges to both the students and the museums in using this type of approach.

Creator

Michelle Damian

Publisher

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Date

11/24/2017

Rights

Michelle Damian

Files

DamianFINAL.pdf

Citation


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