Star-Spangled Archaeology: Commemorating the War of 1812 Through Maritime Archaeology
Maryland's Chesapeake waters conceal many hidden treasures. In her illustrated presentation, State Underwater Archaeologist Susan Langley helps us dive into submerged cultural resources that relate to the War of 1812. Langley describes the fascinating process of researching and excavating these artifacts, such as the use of electronic remote sensing technologies to search for specific vessels or to investigate the sites of maritime battles. Requires digital projector and screen. Adult and high school audiences.
Susan B. M. Langley is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Calgary, as well as certifying in Heritage Resource Management and as a Master Spinner in textile technology. She lectures internationally on piracy, textiles, beekeeping, and culinary arts, as well as maritime archaeology, and is an adjunct professor at several Maryland universities as well as teaching SCUBA, Oxygen Provision and Emergency Response as a Master Scuba Diver Instructor. Read more of her work here.