The first day of BU’s Festival of Maritime Archaeology took place at Bournemouth Pier Approach today in the glorious June sunshine.
The workshops, talks and activities were busy with people from the local community, holiday makers, college students and general passers-by.
The event is part of BU’s Festival of Learning 2014 and includes:
- An exhibition of maritime and nautical photography, taken by students worldwide
- Artefacts from shipwrecks
- Story telling
There were activities for visitors to get involved with including:
- Maritime archaeology surveying
- Excavations in fish tanks
- Operating remote operated vehicles (ROVs)
- Rope making (from the Shipwrecks Project)
- Artefact painting, model making and boat building for children
Representatives from BU’s Bio-beach project, the Nautical Archaeology Society, Poole Maritime Trust, with Maritime Archaeology in Dorset were also there.
The event was led by BU’s Paola Palma who is Programme Leader for the MSc Maritime Archaeology. Many of the projects at the event today stem from work on this course and professional collaboration between the programme leader and the key players in maritime archaeology.
The event is also taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 12 June, from 11:00-5:00. Find out more information here.