marine archeology

USS Monitor - The Monitor, also known as the "Yankee Cheesebox," was the world's first ironclad, turreted warship. This extensive site covers the discovery, recovery, conservation, history, and exhibition information in great detail. Curriculum materials are provided under the history section.

H.L. Hunley - The H.L. Hunley, a Civil War submarine, was the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. However, that same fateful night it too sank, but there are now efforts to salvage the submarine. This site has the sub's description, history and the efforts to retrieve it.

NOVA Online: Titanic's Lost Sister - NOVA presents the story of Britannic, the Titanic's sister ship that also sank. Includes an interview with Dr. Robert Ballard, the scientist who found the sunken Titanic, and an interactive search and salvage activity.

Ice Water Mansions: Wisconsin's Lake Superior Shipwrecks - Offers underwater photos of Lake Superior shipwrecks, map of the shipwrecks, a glossary of nautical terms, and information for divers.

Queen Anne's Revenge - Follow the archeological expedition off the coast of North Carolina to uncover what is believed to be Blackbeard's flagship Queen Anne's Revenge. Access background information, video clips, dive reports, and a link to the official Queen Anne's Revenge education site from East Carolina University.

Sunken Slave Ship - Lesson plan teaching how marine archeologists find a sunken ship and how they recover and preserve their find.

How Deep Can They Go? The RMS Titanic - Ocean Planet's Titanic site with a video clip of the sunken ship, Edgar Parks' journal describing the last hours, and many, many links other Titanic sites.

La Salle Shipwreck Project - The Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A & M presents information regarding the conservation of the La Salle Shipwreck. Photos of wooden artifacts, the hull, and the La Belle are among the resources you'll find here.

NOVA Online: Treasures of the Sunken City - This website was an accompaniment to NOVA's special on the underwater discovery of the Pharos lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Although the special has already aired, the site has excellent information, photos and some teaching activities.


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