Ohio Shipwrecks at Girls Discovery Archaeology Event at COSI


Ohio Shipwrecks at Girls Discovery Archaeology Event at COSI

This past Saturday ago I had the pleasure of speaking about Ohio Shipwrecks and Archaeology to 40 girls at COSI’s “Girls Discover Archaeology” Program. The girls ranged in age from about 12-18 and were mentored by female students from the Ohio State University Anthropology department. Assisting in the presentation were members of the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team, a 501c3 non-profit group of volunteers who are dedicated to preserving and protecting Ohio’s underwater cultural heritage.
The event started with a short presentation on a few shipwreckslocated around Kelleys Island, OH and information on who is responsible for the wrecks in Ohio. Then we moved into an investigation where the girls had to measure shipwreck structure and artifacts, make a distribution/site map and then tell us which of two possible wrecks they had based upon the information they obtained. After this exercise we traveled to the dive tank so they could see two divers using the same skills they had just learned.

Thanks go to COSI and MAST members Judd Clover, Patrick Enlow, Laurel Sheppard and Scott Pansing for making the event truly memorable for the participants!

Posted April 11, 2011
Topics: Archaeology

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