Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Check Out This Webinar to Learn More About How Archaeologists Are Working to Preserve Hurricane-Damaged Shipwrecks


Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018 devastated coastal North Carolina. Not only did they cause significant damage to property and infrastructure, they also impacted coastal cultural resources, including archaeological sites and cemeteries.

In response to these storms, the US National Park Service is providing emergency supplemental funds to support preservation efforts, including surveys to assist in planning for future storms. The North Carolina Office of State Archaeology (OSA) received funding for two projects that will document and assess cultural resources in the coastal counties of North Carolina.

On October 19th, 2021 OSA archaeologists Mary Beth Fitts and Allyson Ropp will be featured in a webinar to show how OSA’s Shorescape and Coastal Historic Cemetery Survey Projects have been designed to document important places in counties impacted by the 2018 hurricanes, including some underwater ones.

To learn more about the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, go to

You can register for the webinar at

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.