What is Shipwreck Weekend?

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!

The 2016 Shipwreck Weekend is Saturday, April 9th, 2016!

10:30am - Keynote Speaker: William M. Murray

THE AGE OF TITANS: The Rise and Fall of Great Hellenistic Navies

Scoates Hall 208

11:30am - Guest Speaker: Dave Ruff

40 Years of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University

Scoats Hall 208

12:00-5:00pm - Open House

Anthropology Building


Wreck of Spitfire by Ernie Haas

William Murray's book was published in 2011


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.

This years talks will be held in Scoates Hall, room 208. Afterwards, from 12-5:00pm, there will be a Nautical Archaeology Program open house, located on the first floor of the Anthropology building. Families are very welcome to attend, and we will have fun and educational activities for children and adults.

Shipwreck Weekend is a non-profit event funded by the Department of Anthropology, the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.


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