Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society’s 2009 Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology
The Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society (MAHS) still has several openings for its annual Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology starting Wednesday, January 28, 2009. The course consists of nine evening sessions (7:30-9:00pm) on Wednesday nights at the McLean High School, Media Center, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA, and a pool session. The cost of the course is $150. (Make checks payable to MAHS, PO Box 44382, L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20026) Course texts, which are optional, are expected to cost about $25. The class is open to all interested persons. Directions to McLean High School are found on our website www.mahsnet.org
2009 Underwater Archaeology Course Schedule
Jan 28 Introduction to Underwater Archaeology
Feb 4 Archival Research
Feb 18 Ship’s Architecture
Feb 25 Position Fixing and Search Methods
Mar 4 Surveying, Recording and Mapping
Mar 18 Photography and Video Documentation
Mar 25 Conservation of Artifacts
Apr 1 Ethics and the Law
Apr 22 Project Planning and Report Preparation
Apr 29/May 6 Snow Dates if earlier session canceled
TBD Sat/Sun-Apr/May Survey and Mapping Pool Session
If your schedule or location do not permit attending these evening classes, MAHS also offers the course on a ten video cassette series with instructor guide for $199.95. For further info on the video course contact us at the e-mail above.
Upon completion of the introductory course, the student who is a certified scuba diver will be eligible to enroll in an underwater archaeology field school to be held in Key Largo, FL June 25-28, 2009 or in local area field schools to be scheduled later. PADI certifications in underwater/maritime archaeology are available to graduates of these courses.
MAHS is an internationally recognized non- profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the research and preservation of our maritime heritage and to increasing the general public’s awareness of this heritage. As part of our charter, we hold monthly meetings with guest speakers, conduct various underwater archaeology courses and field schools annually, and participate in various interesting and exciting archaeological and historical projects.
For further information about the course see our website at www.mahsnet.org or e-mail us at the address listed above.