Conservation Research Laboratory (CRL) at Texas A&M University, in
partnership with the Office of Historic Alexandria and Alexandria Archaeology,
is pleased to announce the launch of the Alexandria Ship Project website: http://nautarch.tamu.edu/CRL/Alexandria/.
Visitors to this webpage can follow Alexandria’s 18th-century ship’s
journey through the conservation process.
website tracks the ship’s progress from its discovery during waterfront
development in January 2016 through its documentation and conservation at the
CRL. The documentation page provides a first glimpse of three-dimensional scans
of the timbers that can be manipulated by the user for a full 360-degree view.
These 3D scans will be used for research, documentation, and to produce a scale
model of the ship.
unique archaeological find tells a story of Alexandria’s early days as an
important maritime center and is being carefully documented and preserved at
the CRL before it returns home for display. Operating
under TAMU’s Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, the Conservation
Research Laboratory is one of the oldest continuously operated conservation
laboratories that deals primarily with archaeological material from shipwrecks
and other underwater sites.
even more about our 18th-century ship, join us on October 22 at 7
p.m. at the Lyceum for Dr. Phillip Reid’s lecture on British Atlantic merchant
vessels. He will help contextualize the discovery, explaining why it is
so significant and critical to our understanding of maritime history and
technology. Celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month with us and explore the
challenges and rewards involved in learning more about these vessels.
Alexandria Archaeology is hosting a number of events for all ages as part of Virginia Archaeology Month. More information on Dr. Reid’s lecture and other opportunities can be found at www.alexandriava.gov/archaeology.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format, e-mail Archaeology@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.4399.