Each spring, the Nautical Archaeology Program (NAP) of the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University, along with its affiliated institutions, hosts "Shipwreck Weekend." This annual event is designed to promote the various projects of the program, as well as to inform the general public of aspects of nautical archaeology. Visitors are invited to explore nautical archaeology and learn about the ongoing research into ships and shipboard life at Texas A&M University!
Dr. Rebcca Ingram and Dr. Cemal Pulak working at Yenikapı
The archaeological investigations sponsored and supported by the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC), and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), take place all over the world. Archaeological work is often a long process, involving months in the field and years of study, making much of the work inaccessible to the general public. Shipwreck Weekend breaks that tradition by bringing nautical archaeology to a local audience.
We are happy to announce that Shipwreck Weekend returns to the Anthropology Building this year! In addition to the kids fair in room 130, each lab will be opened up with a student representative to share our current research! In addition, Shipwreck Weekend will be joined this year by an Anthropology Department open house, so visitors will be able to learn about the exciting work being done in Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology!