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VIRTUAL - After the Dig – studies from the Phoenician shipwreck
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am EST
This is an online event.
Sponsored by: The Archaeological Society Malta
Those involved in any archaeological project know that for every hour spent excavating a site, many more must be dedicated to post-excavation. One must rationalise, analyse and interpret data that were gathered in the course of the project. Experts are brought in, students offered research opportunities and all information gathered placed in a database. However, simply producing and storing a number of disparate research strands is unsatisfactory. They need to be looked at holistically and woven into a narrative that can contribute to a better understanding of some facets of the human past. This talk explores various past and ongoing research projects that have emanated from the Phoenician Shipwreck Project following the conclusion of four excavation seasons in 2021. Although this research is still very much in ‘strand form’, the audience will gain insight not just into current workings but also of the historical fabric that will hopefully be woven over the coming years.