CSM Friday Lectures Host Conservator of World Trade Center Ship, April 15

at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland

Archaeologist Discusses Mysteries of Wicomico River, May 20

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues its spring 2011 Friday Night Lecture Series in celebration of Maryland Archaeology month and features presentations by Nichole Doub, head conservator at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Calvert County and Julia King, associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of museum studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM).

The spring 2011 schedule continues at 7 p.m., April 15, on CSM’s La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, with a lecture on “A Sunken Ship Under City Streets: The World Trade Center Ship”. Detailing the mystery of an 18th-century ship that was discovered beneath the World Trade Center site in New York City last summer, Doub will explain the role conservators played in the excavation of the ship and its preservation. The presentation will be the first opportunity Doub has had to discuss the World Trade Center ship before an audience of the general public of Southern Maryland.

Doub received a bachelor of arts in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of science in conservation for archaeology and museums and a master of art in principles of conservation from University College London in England. She has been involved in excavations in Romania, England, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, the United States and Mexico.

 Doub’s presentation is co-sponsored by The Charles County Archaeological Society. During Archaeology month The Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland honors the state's archaeological heritage by providing educational experiences for the public that promote the preservation of archaeological resources and illustrate the scientific process of the discipline. The society is composed of people from all backgrounds, including professional and avocational archaeologists, students and others who want to learn more about the field.

CSM’s series of archaeological lectures continues on 7.p.m, May 20, with a presentation of “Traitors, Traders and Indian Forts: Secrets of the Zekiah and Wicomico River Drainages” which uncovers mysteries of the Wicomico River drainage including the 20-mile Zekiah swamp which forms at the river’s headwaters.

King will discuss archaeological investigations undertaken at the site by SMCM in conjunction with CSM and the Smallwood Foundation. Archaeologists are uncovering important new information about Charles County’s history, including evidence for contact between English colonists and local Indian nations, the site where an Irish servant ignored Lord Baltimore’s direction and married an enslaved African, and the place where a core group of rabble-rousers met to plot the overthrow of the colony’s government.

King is the past president of the Society of Historical Archaeology and a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which advises the president and Congress on matters of historic preservation policy. King’s specialty is colonial cultures of the Chesapeake.

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series is free, open to the public and features subject-matter experts from the college and the community and provides an opportunity to build community through enriching discussions. For information, call 301-934-7703 or visit www.csmd.edu.

 

Calendar Listings

 

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series: A Sunken Ship Under City Streets: The World Trade Center Ship. 7 p.m., April 15, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Nichole Doub, head conservator for the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, will present information on The World Trade Center ship, the mystery of an 18th-century ship that was discovered beneath the World Trade Center site in New York City in the summer of 2010. Free. 301-934-7703, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7703 or www.csmd.edu.

 

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series: Traitors, Traders and Indian Forts: Secrets of the Zekiah and Wicomico River Drainages. 7 p.m., May 20, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Julia King, associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of museum studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, discusses archaeological investigations along the Wicomico River drainage. These investigations are undertaken by SMCM in conjunction with CSM and the Smallwood Foundation. Free. 301-934-7703, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7703 or www.csmd.edu.

 

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