Location: Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Season Dates: October 10, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Session Dates: Please see the ADMAT web page for multiple dates
Affiliation: Anglo-Danish Maritime Archaeological Team (ADMAT) and ADMAT-FRANCE with Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle at Paris, départememt Préhistoire, UMR-CNRS 7194.
Project Director: Dr. Simon Q. Spooner BSc, MRICS, PhD, MIfA.
ADMAT returns to The Tile Wreck in December 2013 and Feb 2014.
ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE are running a Maritime Archaeological Project on 18th May to 1st Junel 2013 and 20th July to 3rd August 2013 to continue the Survey work on The Tile Wreck 1720's wreck as well as a new wreck called The Island Wreck in Monte Cristi, in the Dominican Republic. The work is being carried out for the Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuatico (ONPCS) the Government department. This project will instruct students survey and exploration techniques as well as documentation of artifacts. This is open for all students or volunteers over 18 years of age, with a minimum qualification of PADI Advanced Open Water / BSAC Sports Diver or equivalent. The project language is English. Two week slots available. Additional information about this project can be found on ADMAT's website. This is a hands on course going through the process of artefact documentation working on the artefacts from The Tile Wreck. For further information on this and other projects, please look at ADMAT's website www.admat.org.uk.
ADMAT returns to survey The Island Wreck, a possible French merchant ship which may have been wrecked in the 1720's. Dates for this wreck are posted on ADMAT's web page.
Period(s) of Occupation: A.D. 1650 - 1800
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Two weeks for diving one week for artefact handling courses
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: No previous archaeological experience is required for student or volunteer team members, but applicants must speak English and be qualified divers to the level of PADI Advanced Open Water or the equivalent.
Room and Board Arrangements
Accommodation will be at ADMAT's Maritime Archaeological Centre in Monte Cristi. Full board included. Additional information is available on the project website.
Cost: See web site
Number of credits offered: none
Dr. Simon Q. Spooner
Anglo-Danish Maritime Archaeological Team (ADMAT)
Canada office, Nova Scotia
J. Richard Steffy, Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks, 1994, 1998, College Station, Texas