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Java Jolt: Birth, Life, and Death of a Ship

Java Jolt Lecture Series sponsored by the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA) with guest speaker, maritime archaeologist, Jason L. Lunze

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

105 North Union Street, #327

By examining the wood and iron fastenings from Alexandria’s recently excavated ship at 220 South Union Street, the speaker illustrates how deep draft cargo vessels were constructed, repaired, and beached and broken during the 18th century in the Mid-Atlantic.  Emphasis is placed upon historic documents relating to Alexandria during the 18th century as well as the story the timbers tell.  Jason Lunze is a Maritime Archaeologist who holds a Master’s degree from the University of Southern Denmark.  The event is free, but reservations are required, 703.746.4399 or archaeology@alexandriava.gov

Earlier Event: June 4
Field Orientation
Later Event: July 18
Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp