ADMAT’s continuing survey and excavation of the French armed merchant ship we call the Tile Wreck starts on the 18th May 2013. The field school/volunteer project will be running from the 18th May to 1st June and the 20th July to 4th August . Location Monte Cristi north coast of the Dominican Republic. The Tile Wreck is believed to have been built in the 1690’s and sunk between 1720-1723. So far the section of the keel, keelson and lower hull remaining intact is about 24 meters long. There are still places on the Team so check out the web page www.admat.org.uk and sign up today!
ADMAT is working with Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático (ONPCS) to conduct this maritime archaeological survey and excavation. For most of 2006 and in part in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, this wreck was subject to an intensive archaeological survey and yielded over 2,000 artefacts, three iron cannons, three anchors and many important French faience ware sherds. Research in Paris led by Dr Francois Gendron and Dr. Jean Rosen from CNRS, has confirmed that the faience ware came from the “Nevers” foundry and dates the sinking of this wreck between 1720 and 1723. Applications are invited from divers, students, archaeologists and volunteers wishing to participate in the project, so this is a unique opportunity to have maximum hands on training and experience.
To apply please contact Dr. Spooner on: firstname.lastname@example.org