Projects-diving in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

14 11 2008

In October of 2008 students of the Maritime Archaeology SDU took part in a project with the Bureau for Culture and Care and Preservation of Ancient Monuments and Artifacts (LKD M-V), which is the relevant authority in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The project is undertaken in relationship with the planned realization of the Nord Stream pipe line Project through the Baltic. It includes the research of a series of wrecks.
To date the one of the wrecks has been surveyed. The wrecks form a 980-metre defensive barrier on the seaward sill of the Bay of Greifswald dating from 1512 during the Great Northern War made by the Swedish navy to protect their holding in that area. In the past 5 weeks we have surveyed, drawn and excavated the wreck as part of project that will involve the removal of the ship from the sea bed.
This Project is one in which we the students get the opportunity to work in the field to highest level and come to understand the finer points of art of archaeology and challenges that it holds for all who choose to study it.

Paul Montgomery
Student of Maritime Archaeology at SDU




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