Meet the team at Buckler’s Hard shipwrightery weekend

This weekend, Professor Jon Adams, Dr Julian Whitewright and Rodrigo Ortiz will be at Buckler's Hard in the New Forest as part of the shipwrightery weekend. One of the objectives of this workshop is for our students to learn how to use the tools of the trade to produce the tools marks they will need to interpret as maritime archaeologists. To read more about what the students will be doing, please visit the News section of the Buckler's Hard website (May Bank Holiday Weekend at Buckler's Hard). Continue reading →

My favourite shipwreck: Warwick

In this short video, Ammandeep discusses her favourite shipwreck Warwick:   Of the shipwrecks that I have dived, this will always be my favourite shipwreck as studying her opened my eyes to the fascinating world that is Maritime Archaeology! Warwick sank in 1619 in Castle Harbour, Bermuda as a hurricane swept across the islands. The ship broke free of her moorings, at King’s Anchorage, and was dashed against the surrounding reefs and cliffs. Continue reading →

SS City of Medicine Hat

In this short video, Dani explains why SS City of Medicine Hat is her favourite shipwreck. Check out her blog entry on other shipwrecks from her home province. Transcript Hello! My name is Dani. I'm a student at the University of Southampton and I'm a facilitator on the course. My favourite shipwreck is the SS City of Medicine Hat. It was found in a city called Saskatoon, which is in central Canada - that makes it about three days' drive from the nearest ocean. Continue reading →

Make your own paper Tudor artefacts

Last week we looked at the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose (Step 2.14 of the Mooc).  For a bit of fun this weekend, why not try and make your own artefacts? Our friends at the Mary Rose Museum have a wonderful collection of paper craft Tudor era artefacts that you can make at home.  All you need is a printer, scissors, glue and a bit of patience! The flagon took about 10 minutes and Henry VIII was at least 30 minutes to make. Continue reading →