Topic: Underwater Archaeology
This endowed lectureship was established in 1985 by Robert D. Taggart in honor of his wife’s contributions to the field of underwater archaeology. Anna Marguerite McCann is a pioneering underwater archaeologist with a specialty in ancient harbors and the new robotic technology used in underwater research. Her publication, The Roman Port and Fishery of Cosa: a Center of Ancient Trade, was awarded the James R. Wiseman Book Award of the Archaeological Institute of America in 1989.
The McCann/Taggart Lecturer is chosen by the Maritime Archaeology Interest Group and annually lectures to two local societies.